Copyright & Media Update 12/29/17

As we publish our last copyright update of 2017, we would like to take a moment to wish everyone a new year filled with peace, hope, joy, and abundant blessings!

Navigating The Pitfalls Of Copyright Infringement When Posting On Instagram

BY JOE G. NAYLOR: As Instagram and other social media platforms have fully ingrained themselves into our everyday lives, sharing photos with friends, family, colleagues and the world at large has become second nature.  Given that, READ MORE…

Reshaping copyright laws for the digital era

BY STRUAN DOUGLAS: Parliament’s attempt to update SA’s copyright legislation has become a battleground between those who rely on copyright to benefit from original creative works and those who advocate that it makes creative work expensive and inaccessible. READ MORE…

Facebook And Universal Music Group Deal Will Allow Users To Upload Songs In Videos

BY VIPUL VI: Facebook has announced a new multi-year deal with Universal Music Group. The agreement, which also covers Instagram and Oculus, will allow content creators to upload songs by UMG artists in their videos without worrying copyright violations. READ MORE…

Watching a Format Die: Amazon Music Pulls Support for MP3 Imports

BY DANIEL SANCHEZ: While you can still purchase MP3s from Amazon, the e-commerce giant has started slowly backing away from the format. This year, revenue from streaming music platforms has pushed all three major labels’ financial reports to record highs. READ MORE…

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