Copyright & Media Update 7/19/2019

Plagiarism in Pop Culture: Yesterday

PLAGIARISM TODAY: When writers turn to plagiarism as a plot device for their stories, they usually do so with a fairly straightforward angle. Plagiarism is bad and it’s something to either be avenged, hidden, learned from or stopped. READ MORE…

Irving Azoff’s Global Music Rights and Radio Broadcasters Continue Their Efforts to Rip Each Others’ Heads Off

DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS: To make a very long story short, Azoff and GMR accuse the RMLC of paying too little in royalties.  The RMLC, in turn, accuses Azoff and GMR of bullying major radio broadcasters into paying higher performance fees.  Global Music Rights, argues the licensing committee, has leveraged its catalog of high-powered hits to force the higher radio rates. The radio group negotiates licensing fees for around 10,000 radio stations across the U.S. – 90% of the market. READ MORE…

Mid-Year Copyright Review 

COPYRIGHT ALLIANCE: It’s July, which means it’s time for our mid-year copyright review in which we look at the progress of copyright issues in Congress, the Courts, the Copyright Office, and abroad. This is the first part of a two-part blog. In this first part, we will explore copyright issues in Congress, and the Courts. READ MORE…

Sign Our Letter: Tell the DOJ to Modernize the Consent Decrees

ASCAP: Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) opened a new review of the ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees that govern how we license our respective repertories to music users, including digital streaming services; radio, TV and cable companies; and bars, restaurants and retail stores.  These Consent Decrees were conceived in 1941 and are completely out of touch with the way music is listened to in today’s digital world. READ MORE…

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