Copyright & Media Update 6/29/2018

Songtradr Introduces a Distribution Platform to Power Data-Driven Sync Licensing

BY PAUL RESNIKOFF: The following is part of our ongoing series on sync licensing. We’d like to thank Songtradr for partnering with DMN to break this news. Sure, most digital distributors will get you onto every streaming and download service within a few days. But then what? READ MORE…

Senate Judiciary Committee Unanimously Passes Music Modernization Act

BY JEN ASWAD: The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to approve the Music Modernization Act on Thursday, paving the way for improved royalty payments to songwriters, artists and creatives in the digital era.  The vote follows last month’s unanimous approval of similar legislation by the House of Representatives, and clears the way for the full Senate to consider the act. READ MORE…

No, Virginia, You Can’t Just Copy Stuff You Find On the Internet, Even if You Don’t Notice the Copyright Notice

BY DAVID KLUFT: I usually don’t write a whole blog post just to disagree with a sitting federal judge, even when it’s about copyright law’s most notorious disagreement-generating machine: fair use. This is an exception. READ MORE…

Copyright Lawsuit Dropped Against Fortnite Creators, Ending Legal Battle

BY SAM KING: The studio behind PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has dropped its lawsuit against the creators of global sensation Fortnite, ending a legal battle between two of the world’s hottest games. READ MORE…

Breaking Down the New EU Copyright Bill: Article 11

BY JONATHAN BAILEY: f you follow copyright news at all, you’ve likely heard about the proposed EU Copyright Directive. It’s been described as everything from a “war on memes” to the “end of all that’s good and pure about the internet.” READ MORE…

Popular Twitch Streamers Temporarily Banned For Playing Copyrighted Music

BY NATHAN GRAYSON: Today, more than 10 popular Twitch streamers tried to kick off their streams, only to find a nasty surprise waiting for them: they’d been kicked off Twitch for 24 hours. The reason? They played copyrighted music during their streams. READ MORE…

Considering Jessica Litman’s Call to Rethink Copyright Doctrine

BY DAVID NEWHOFF: One of the more popular talking points among copyright critics is that copyright only works for corporations but not for individuals. Thus, debate about copyright’s purpose and legal contours is often an extension of the broader condemnation of corporate power in our democracy, or even capitalism itself. For this reason, when activist groups like EFF or Public Knowledge declare that “only corporations benefit from copyrights,” it’s a dog whistle that triggers a generalized, sympathetic response but which offers little serious thought about the premise itself. READ MORE…

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