Copyright & Media Update 9/8/17

Spotify questions whether mechanical royalties are even due on a stream

BY CHRIS COOKE: The ongoing debacle around the payment of mechanical royalties on streams in the US has taken a very interesting turn indeed, as Spotify responds to the latest litigation filed on this dispute by asking: what if no mechanical royalties are due on streams at all? READ MORE…

Facebook Offers Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for Music Rights

BY LUCAS SHAW AND SARAH FRIER: Facebook Inc. is offering major record labels and music publishers hundreds of millions of dollars so the users of its social network can legally include songs in videos they upload, according to people familiar with the matter. READ MORE…

Five Questions with SESAC’s Christos Badavas

BY COPYRIGHT ALLIANCE: When we launched the new Copyright Alliance website, we started a series of blogs called “Five Questions with…” to highlight our individual creator members. We asked creators to answer questions about the importance of the creative community and copyright (along with their personal and professional experiences in dealing with copyright issues). We then featured their responses and photos online. READ MORE…

The Rev. Bill Shillady Plagiarism Scandal

BY JONATHAN BAILEY: The mix of religion and plagiarism is a potent cocktail…When it comes to plagiarism scandals, the ones that make headlines usually have more to do with celebrity than the actual plagiarism. READ MORE…

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