Copyright & Media Update 8/17/17

The Copyright Fight is Not About Red Carpets – it’s About Hardworking Americans

BY HUNTER VIA: I recently traveled to Capitol Hill with CreativeFuture and my team from the FX show Snowfall to speak with Members of Congress. As a film and television editor, I’d hoped to give our elected officials a more complete picture of the growing constituency working in entertainment— one whose employment depends on sensible policy decisions and the strength of copyright laws. READ MORE…

Copyright and the Historical Record

BY TERRY HART: On August 18, 1787, James Madison proposed to the Constitutional Convention what would become Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 of the Constitution, granting Congress the authority to make copyright (and patent) laws. To mark 230 years since that occasion, I’m posting the text of a brief talk I gave during the Center for Protection of Intellectual Property’s fourth annual fall conference October 2016 (video of the talk available here). The text is mildly edited for style, since I talk less grammatically correct than I write. READ MORE…

Who Still Steals Music These Days?

BY HUGH McINTYRE: Despite music being everywhere online these days and available to anybody who wants to listen to their favorite tunes while still supporting the artists in one way or another, millions of people are still stealing music. It’s a sad fact, but who is actually committing these crimes and robbing musicians of the sales and royalties they deserve in today’s musical economy, which is already so customer-focused? READ MORE…

Millions of Songwriters Demand Proper Attribution In Streaming Music Services

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