Copyright & Media Update 2/2/18

Music Experts Discuss Why the Internet Is Now Saving the Recording Industry

BY ASHLY CULLINS: The internet killed the music industry in the 2000s but now appears to be bringing it back to life. After a period of decline for physical sales, the past few years have seen streaming music services pump billions back into circulation (with $7.7 billion in total revenue in 2016, according to the Recording Industry Association of America). READ MORE…

Cutting The Cord: ‘Smart TV Box’ Devices And Copyright Infringement

BY CORY L. ANDREWS: Innovative ways to view broadcast content such as scripted shows, sporting events, and recently released movies are advancing at breakneck speed. Buyers should beware, however, that not all methods for accessing entertainment content are on the up-and-up. Several devices, for instance, promise extreme “cord-cutting” and incredibly wide access to content at a relatively low, one-time cost. READ MORE…

TickBox Suffers Setback in Copyright Battle With Studios

BY GENE MADDAUS: TickBox, a streaming video platform, suffered a major setback on Tuesday as a federal judge issued an injunction intended to block the company from providing copyrighted content. The six major studios, plus Netflix and Amazon, filed suit in October as part of a broader crackdown on OTT devices that use Kodi addon software. READ MORE…

Appeals Court: ISPs Don’t Get Copyright Shield Without Enforcement of Meaningful Repeat Infringer Policy

BY ERIQ GARDNER: In a key decision in a landmark piracy case, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday issued a mixed ruling when examining a $25 million verdict in favor of BMG Rights Management against Cox Communications over piracy by the ISP’s users. The entertainment industry got a huge victory when this appeals court upheld a federal judge’s conclusion that the safe harbor provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires meaningful implementation of a policy that terminates the service of repeat copyright infringers. READ MORE…

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