Copyright & Media Update 6/7/2019

The Dangers of Getting Copyright Registration Wrong

PLAGIARISM TODAY: Earlier this week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit handed down ruling (PDF) that highlights not just the dangers of messing up a copyright registration, but the perils of the registration requirement more broadly. READ MORE…

Movie Studios Aim for Tens of Millions of Dollars at VidAngel Copyright Trial

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: Disney, Fox and Warner Bros. will attempt to prove willful infringement while VidAngel is challenging chain of title on ‘Casablanca’ and other movies, plus hopes to show its “innocence” in launching a family friendly streaming service. READ MORE…

Know Your Rights: A Simple Guide to Digital Royalties

SOUNDFLY: Have you just released the greatest track ever? Congratulations! Do you have any idea how you will get paid what you’re owed and not get ripped off? Through my extensive work in publishing administration, I’ve seen that unfortunately too few artists really know their rights when it comes to collecting royalties on their music. READ MORE…

Busting the Top Ten Myths About the CASE Act

COPYRIGHT ALLIANCE: This blog is part 2 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…

US Dept. of Justice Reviewing ASCAP & BMI Consent Decrees

BILLBOARD: The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Wednesday (June 5) it has opened a review of the consent decrees with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) and will try to determine whether they should be maintained in their current form, modified or terminated. Those decrees have governed how the two performance rights organizations operate for more than 75 years. READ MORE…

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