Copyright & Media Update 6/9/17

Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good on Copyright Office reform

BY KRISTIAN STOUT: R Street’s Sasha Moss recently posted a piece on TechDirt describing the alleged shortcomings of the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017 (RCSAA) — proposed legislative adjustments to the Copyright Office, recently passed in the House and introduced in the Senate last month (with identical language). READ MORE…

Apple Music Hits 27 Million Subscribers

During Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference today out of San Jose, the company revealed that Apple Music now has 27 million subscribers, up from the 20 million figure Apple executives revealed in December, and some 40 million songs in its catalog just shy of two years after launching the service on June 30, 2015. READ MORE…

Zootopia’ Lawsuit: Plot Similarities Detailed by Writer Suing Disney

BY ASHLEY CULLINS: Esplanade Pictures sued Disney in March, claiming its film copied the work of writer Gary L. Goldman, who had pitched his franchise idea to the animation powerhouse in 2000 and 2009. READ MORE…

What Has the Internet Done to Media?

BY ALEKS JAKULIN: Internet originated from an effort to develop reliable communications in the case of a nuclear war. It’s been an incredible success even in peacetime, a science fiction tale come true: Internet now connects well over 3 billion people, provides access to information and services using tiny devices we carry in our pockets. The change to the society that the Internet will cause will be as large or larger than Gutenberg’s press, internal combustion engine, airplanes or electricity, and we’re yet to see the full extent of its impact. READ MORE...

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