Copyright & Media Update 3/29/2019

How Article 13 Could Impact YouTube

PLAGIARISM TODAY: With the EU Parliament holding its final vote on its new copyright directive, it seems likely that the directive, along with Article 13, will become law. What exactly that will mean is up for debate. Once it gets another vote from the European Council, the countries of the EU will have two years to implement it into their own laws, bringing it into full effect. However, much of the pushback over Article 13 has come from a seemingly unusual place: YouTube. READ MORE…

European Union Passes Sweeping Copyright Reforms, Ending Safe Harbor For YouTube

BILLBOARD: Record labels, publishers, songwriters and artists have welcomed the passing of controversial copyright reforms that will transform how user-generated-content (UGC) services like YouTube operate in Europe. READ MORE…

Karyn Temple Appointed United States Register of Copyrights

BILLBOARD: Karyn A. Temple has been appointed Register of Copyrights, a job she has held on an acting basis for two and a half years. The announcement, made March 27 by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, will end years of debate about the appropriate way to fill the country’s top copyright job — at least for now. READ MORE…

Questions and Answers on issues about the digital copyright directive

EUROPEAN PARLAMINT: This Q and A provides answers to some of the more regularly raised issues regarding the directive on copyright in the digital single market. The text as adopted by the European Parliament plenary can be found here . READ MORE…

Major Publishers Request $26-48 Million Just to Start the MLC — With Annual Operating Costs Approaching $40 Million

DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS: How much does it cost to start and run a streaming mechanical licensing agency in the U.S.? According to major publishers like Sony/ATV, Warner/Chappell, and Universal Music Publishing Group, start-up costs alone could reach $48 million. The group, as represented by the NMPA, recently estimated both start-up and annual operational budgets to run the Mechanical Licensing Collective, or MLC. READ MORE…

Spotify Begins Label Licensing Talks Amid Major Disputes

HYPEBOT: Spotify has begun negotiations to renew its licencees with all three major labels and other rights holders. The talks begin with Spotify on the offensive against the music industry on multiple fronts. READ MORE…


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