Copyright & Media Update 7/26/2019

The Success Of Streaming Has Been Great For Some, But Is There A Better Way?

NPR: It’s tough to recall a time when listening to music — and making it — wasn’t completely synonymous with streaming. The idea of filling an iPod up with carefully selected digital files almost feels like a distant memory, though it wasn’t that long ago that these kinds of players, and the digital library of songs you built through them, embodied the future of music. (For what it’s worth, Apple still sells one.) These days, streaming services offer music fans a tantalizing premise: READ MORE…

A Look At The Future Of Music Licensing

HYPEBOT: If you’re looking to use someone’s music that you don’t have the rights to, you’ll need to get some form of official license from the copyright holder. These types of licenses are pervasive in every aspect of the music industry, but the ways in which music licensing works is changing across the board. Here we look at how. READ MORE…

NYU Professor and Pianist Calls Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ Similarities with ‘Joyful Noise’ a “Coincidence”

DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS: The case all started in July 2014.  Christian rappers Marcus Gray (i.e., Flame), Emmanuel Lambert (i.e, ‘D.A.’ Truth’), Chike Ojukwu, and Lecrae Moore sued Perry at a Missouri federal court. They accused the singer as well as Universal Music’s Capitol Records and ‘Dark Horse’ producers of knowingly infringing ‘Joyful Noise’ on ‘Dark Horse.’  The case soon moved to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. On Friday, renowned musicologist and professor Todd Decker testified before a jury. READ MORE…

Mid-Year Copyright Review Part 2

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 second part of a two-part blog. In this second part, we will explore a copyright update with the U.S. Copyright Office and abroad. READ MORE…

After music and TV, where will the streaming revolution take us next?

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM: The Fourth Industrial Revolution has delivered a series of disruptions that will remake the way we consume media forever – and when it comes to distributing media, the most important digital transformation has been streaming technology, or the delivery of content over-the-top (OTT) of the internet. READ MORE…

Small Claims Copyright Court? Senate Judiciary Committee Approves the 2019 ‘CASE Act’

DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS: Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Tom Marino (R-PA) introduced the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act. According to both lawmakers, piracy and theft affect all copyright owners. Yet filing paperwork to file an infringement claim usually costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions. READ MORE…

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