Copyright & Media Update 6/27/2019

NMPA Files a Motion to Dismiss Peloton’s “Baseless Antitrust” Counterclaim

DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS: Several months ago, over ten music publishers, including the NMPA and Downtown Music Publishing, filed a $150 million lawsuit against Peloton. The fitness technology company was accused of skipping over critical synchronization licenses for its music-intensive video workouts. READ MORE…

Texas court says photographer has no recourse against university copyright infringement

CHRON: The University of Houston got a big win this week when a state appeals court agreed to reverse a lower court ruling that would have allowed a Houston photographer to sue the university for using an aerial photograph the university used to promote its business school. READ MORE…

Amazon, YouTube and the ‘Too Big to Police’ Platform

PLAGIARISM TODAY: Back in February, hot on the heels of the Christiane Serruya plagiarism scandal, we took a look at how Amazon could fix its massive plagiarism problem. READ MORE…

Copyright and the Business of Creative Industries

FUTURE LEARN: On this course, you will explore the role and importance of copyright in the business of cultural and creative industries. We will examine the practical aspects of the business where copyright plays a central role, and focus on its impact in different sectors. READ MORE…

Spotify wants a refund on overpaid royalties to US songwriters, report says

CNET: As major music streaming services appeal a royalty rate decision, Spotify is taking things one step further: The world’s biggest streaming music service is reportedly seeking a refund for overpayments made to songwriters and publishers last year, Music Business Worldwide reported. READ MORE…

Illustrator Arthur’s Story: Why We Need the CASE Act

COPYRIGHT ALLIANCE: Arthur is a New York City-based illustrator and an established professional, with clients from major fashion and cosmetics lines, publishing houses, and theater productions. His agent negotiated a contract for Arthur to create the artwork for a Broadway musical. READ MORE…

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