Copyright & Media Update 2/9/18

A court may have overturned BMG’s safe harbour win, but RIAA reckons the ruling helps its own ISP litigation

BY CHRIS COOKE: Last week an American appeals court overturned BMG’s $25 million win against internet service provider Cox Communications. However, that’s not stopping the Recording Industry Association Of America from using that ruling to try to strengthen its own similar legal case against another net firm, this time Grande Communications. READ MORE…

Senators Introduce Bill to Extend Copyright to Classic Recordings

BY TED JOHNSON: A group of Democratic and Republican senators introduced legislation to extend copyright protection to music sound recordings before 1972, giving artists a way to receive royalties when their works are played on satellite and digital radio services. READ MORE…

The FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal Is Already Improving the Internet — an FCC Study Finds

BY PAUL RESNIKOFF: The net neutrality rollback is already stimulating better broadband deployment across America, a new FCC report states. Despite nearly two dozen lawsuits from U.S. state attorneys general, four oppositional Executive Orders from state governors, and one pro-net neutrality bill awaiting signature in California, the FCC says its net neutrality rollback is already having a positive impact on broadband deployment in America. READ MORE…

Apple Music, Spotify Battle Heats Up Again as Race for US Subscribers Gets Closer

BY ED CHRISTMAN: While Spotify continues to be the darling of the music industry in terms of providing superior marketing tools to labels and artists, as well as having the ability to create a buzz among music fans, Apple Music’s streaming service is coming on strong, raising questions about Spotify’s ability to turn a profit down the road. READ MORE…

Spotify Has Lost Nearly $1 Billion In the Past Two Years, Financials Show

BY DANIEL SANCHEZ: Spotify’s Q3 2017 financials show the grim financial reality of streaming music platforms. With Spotify gearing up for its highly-anticipated direct listing on Wall Street this year, how has the company fared?Financially, not so well.  Or maybe that depends on how you view ‘the big picture’. READ MORE…

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