Copyright & Media Update 6/8/2018

Facebook Is Rolling Out a Bevy of Brand-New Music Features

BY PIA TALWAR: Facebook’s long history of flagging content, removing videos, and punishing creators may be ending. After years of successful negotiations with major rights owners, Facebook has just announced that videos containing copyrighted works will be authorized — and monetized.  It’s all starting to happen. READ MORE…

Let the music play! And let’s protect the rights of those who create it

BY REP. KEVIN McCARTHY, REP. BOB GOODLATTE, REP. DOUG COLLINS: On Sept. 17, 1787, 39 delegates of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed their names to the United States Constitution. In doing so, they made property ownership a foundation on which we have built our nation’s economy and individuality. READ MORE…

What is music licensing and why is it important for my career as an artist?

BY LENNON CIHAK: During the last entertainment law feature, we spoke with Davey Jay, an entertainment and intellectual property lawyer at Meehle and Jay Business and Entertainment Law in Orlando, Florida, about trademarks: what they are and why musicians should care. She now comes back to share information about music licensing, including the benefits, different kinds of licensing, and whether or not you should license your music. READ MORE…

YouTube Liable for Copyright Infringement, Austrian Court Finds in Preliminary Ruling

BY SCOTT ROXBOROUGH: In a potentially groundbreaking decision, the Vienna Commercial Court has found that YouTube is not a neutral host provider but must prevent third parties from uploading copyright infringing content. READ MORE…

Instagram May Soon Enable One Hour Videos — Which of Course Will Need Music

BY PIA TALWAR: Going from 10-second clips on Snapchat to 6-second videos on Vine (RIP), the attention span of our generation has become minimal.  Which is probably why social media platforms have altered their features accordingly. However, it now looks like Instagram is taking a step in the opposite direction.  Bucking the small-clip trend, Instagram may soon be embracing a longer video format. READ MORE…

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