Copyright & Media Update 6/21/2019

Lyrics Site Accuses Google of Lifting Its Content

NEW YORK TIMES: Genius Media Group Inc. depends on Google’s search engine to send music lovers to its website stocked with hard-to-decipher lyrics to hip-hop songs and other pop hits. Now Genius says its traffic is dropping because, for the past several years, Google has been publishing lyrics on its own platform, with some of them lifted directly from the music site. READ MORE…

Costly, Unethical, Improper’: Record Industry Rallies Against Manipulation Of Music Streams

BILLBOARD: An industry-wide coalition of record labels, publishers and collecting societies has come together to try and stamp out so-called music streaming manipulation, whereby bots or human means are used to artificially inflate streaming numbers. READ MORE…

The Courts are Losing Interest in Your Technology

PLAGIARISM TODAY: In February 2018, something happened that very few people outside of legal circles noticed. A district court ruled that embedding a tweet could be considered a copyright infringement. READ MORE…

One Approach to Help Register Your Blog with the U.S. Copyright Office

PLAGIARISM TODAY: Last week, we took a look at just how much it would take to register all of the articles on this site with the U.S. Copyright Office (USCO). To put it mildly, it was a mess. To register all of the work on this site the way the U.S. Copyright Office recommends, it would cost over $155,575 in fees alone to register the site. Even just registering the major articles would be more than $73,360 in fees alone. READ MORE…

Google Responds to Accusations of Plagiarizing Lyrics  And Blames It All on LyricFind

DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS: After Google partner Lyricfind admitted to ‘minuscule’ levels of plagiarism, Google is now weighing in. Google has responded to accusations made by Genius, a well-known resource for viewing and commenting on the lyrics of popular songs. Genius long suspected that Google had copied and pasted its lyrics, thereby stealing web traffic away from Genius. READ MORE…

Busting the Top Ten Myths About the CASE Act (Part III: Myths 7-10)

COPYRIGHT ALLIANCE: This blog is part 3 of a series of 3 blogs. Our CEO Keith Kupferschmid shares what’s true and what’s not around facts about the copyright small claims court. READ MORE…

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