Copyright & Media Update – 7/29/16

Open Letter to 2016 Political Candidates

COPYRIGHTALLIANCE.ORG: There is no “left” or “right” when it comes to respecting copyright…We are members of the creative community. While our political views are diverse, as creators, there are core principles on which we can all agree. And we appreciate the opportunity to share our views with our country’s current and future leaders. READ MORE…

George Harrison Estate Offended That RNC Used His Music

BY AARON SMITH: The George Harrison estate blasted the use of his hit “Here Comes the Sun” Thursday night as Ivanka Trump took the stage. “The unauthorized use of #HereComestheSun at the #RNCinCLE is offensive & against the wishes of the George Harrison estate,” the estate tweeted late Thursday, as the RNC wrapped up in Cleveland. The estate followed up with another tweet suggesting a more pessimistic song from Harrison’s post-Beatles repertoire: “If it had been Beware of Darkness, then we MAY have approved it! #TrumpYourself. READ MORE…

Facebook Finally Joins YouTube with Anti-Piracy Content Detection Tools

BY ELLEN SEIDLER: Facebook has been promising for some time to introduce tools that would allow rights holders to automatically detect and remove pirated content from its pages. The company has endured a lot of bad publicity around the freebooting of viral YouTube videos on its pages, but Facebook’s also long been a place where pirated movies and music found a cozy habitat.  That is–until now. READ MORE…

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