Copyright & Media Update 6/23/17

Intellectual Property 101: What Your Business Needs To Know About Copyright Law

BY ART NEILL: Having an understanding of Intellectual Property Law (IP) has become an essential skill for starting and growing a business. Many products,  technologies, and creative works you make are protected by one of the four types of Intellectual Property Law: copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret. READ MORE…

‘Take Two Songs and Call Me in the Morning’: How Music Might Be Your Next Prescription Drug

BY ERIC KILLELEA:  For many, music is the ultimate motivator. Our favorite songs get us off the couch and onto the crag or the trail. Athletes know music is a performance enhancer, and the science backs them up: Two years ago, a study from researchers at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario, showed that subjects who listened to custom playlists were consistently able to generate more power during a 30-second interval than those who did not listen to music. READ MORE…

How To Get Music In Spotify Playlists

BY ARI HERSTAND: Streams are not equivalent to downloads or sales. Apples and oranges. When someone bought a song or an album it was because they were a fan of that song or artist. Fandom came first, typically, and purchasing came second. Now, streaming comes first, fandom comes second. READ MORE…

Why Fair Use Isn’t Enough Sometimes…

BY JONATHAN BAILEY: Earlier this week, the Supreme Court declined to hear Lenz. v. Universal case appeal, allowing a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to stand and disappointing both sides of the case. Though the decision doesn’t bring an end to the litigation, it instead goes back to the district court for a possible trial, it does bring an end to the most-watched portion of the case. That portion looks at the obligations of the filer of DMCA notice to consider fair use. READ MORE...

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