Copyright & Media Update 12/22/17

Court of Appeals Sides With Songwriters, Publishers on Fractionalized Licensing: ‘This Is a Massive Victory’

BY ED CHRISTMAN: As the music industry heads into the holiday season, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals just gave songwriters and music publishers a gift with its decision that the consent decree allows fractionalized licensing. READ MORE…

What on earth is Zuckerberg planning to do in music?

BY NATHAN JOLLY: Facebook has just hired another big name music industry executive, again poaching a main player from Warner Music Group. Perry Bashkoff — ex-SVP, Global Content & Revenue Development at WMG in New York — has just joined the growing music team at Facebook. Fellow WMGer Jeremy Sirota — formerly SVP Head of Business and Legal Affairs for Warner’s WEA and ADA divisions — was poached by Facebook last month, and is now charged with label music business development. READ MORE…

Department of Justice and Department of State Launch Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordinator Network

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE: Recent studies have concluded that the international trade in counterfeit and pirated goods are a multi-billion dollar industry globally that continues to grow.  Trademark counterfeiting, copyright piracy and other forms of intellectual property rights (IPR) infringements are found in virtually every industry sector, and in many instances result in significant risks to the health and safety of consumers worldwide as well as harm to the global economy.  READ MORE…

FAQ This! Now That the FCC Voted to Repeal Net Neutrality, What Happens?

BY AMANDA ZANTAL-WIENER: Last Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-to-2 to repeal regulations of internet service providers. Those regulations fell under a general title: net neutrality. READ MORE…

Facebook removed nearly 3 million infringing posts in first half of 2017

WIPR: Social media company Facebook has revealed it removed nearly 3 million posts in the first half of 2017 following IP infringement complaints. Facebook released its “Transparency Report” yesterday, December 18, covering January to July this year. READ MORE…

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