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‘Here Comes the Sun…’ Federal Magistrate Recommends that RMLC Lawsuit Against GMR be Moved to California

By | December 4th, 2017|Legal News|

It was around this time last year that one of the most closely watched fights in music licensing history – if not copyright generally – went to the next level as the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) sued Global Music Rights (GMR). The RMLC lawsuit alleges that Irving Azoff-founded newest Performing Rights Organization (PRO), was...… Continue Reading

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Slants Supreme Court Case Slays Ban on Registration of Disparaging Trademarks

By | June 28th, 2017|Legal News|

I am officially a big fan of The Slants.  I’ve never seen them in concert.  I don’t own any of their albums (I’ve never even downloaded any of their individual songs).  I’m actually still not entirely sure what “Chinatown Dance Rock” really is. But I will forever be indebted to Simon Shiao Tam and crew. ...… Continue Reading

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Countdown Clock Ticking on Digital Millennium Copyright Act Designated Agent Registrations

By | June 27th, 2017|Legal News|

(Registered agent contact information must be ELECTRONICALLY filed with the Copyright Office by December 31, 2017) How much is peace of mind worth to you? Does $6.00 and less than an hour of your time sound about right? What if I told you that this alone would significantly reduce the likelihood that you will be...… Continue Reading

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Drones and Newsgathering? Now May Not Be The Best Time …

By | February 17th, 2016|Legal News|

But legislation currently in the works could improve prospects considerably. It seems like everybody’s been talking about drones and the myriad ways that they will make our lives better. Even we here in the CommLawBlog bunker have devoted considerable attention to the topic (although we’re trying to get our readers used to the proper terminology: … Continue Reading

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Webcaster Wake-Up Call! SoundExchange Reports and Payments Due Soon

By | January 25th, 2016|Legal News|

Same as it ever was: as they start in on the next five-year period with new rates and terms announced in Webcasting IV, webcasters must again attend to annual SoundExchange homework. It’s been a month since I wrote about Webcasting IV, the decision of the Copyright Royalty Board that set webcasting rates and terms for … Continue Reading

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CRB Kicks Off Three Ratemaking Proceedings

By | January 8th, 2016|Legal News|

You’ve got until February 4 to ante up to participate in any or all of the three. A lot of attention has been devoted to the Webcasting IV decision which the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) announced on December 16, 2015 (and then promptly revised on December 24). (Don’t be embarrassed if you’re not up to … Continue Reading

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Webcasting IV: The CRB Announces 2016-2020 Rates

By | December 17th, 2015|Legal News|

Some uncertainties still need to be tied down, and “Small Broadcasters” may not be happy, but the new rates themselves are likely to please broadcasters If you’re a webcaster (or planning to be one between now and 2020), you’ll need to know that the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) has at long last announced the webcasting … Continue Reading

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Meanwhile, on the East Coast: D.C. Court Rejects FilmOn X Claim to Compulsory License

By | December 16th, 2015|Legal News|

But District Court decision could be key to a return to the Supreme Court for Aereo-related issues FilmOn X’s fortunes have taken a turn for the worse. But for FilmOn X, that might not be a totally bad thing. Longtime readers will be familiar with FilmOn X, the Aereo doppelganger. When Aereo burst on the … Continue Reading

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Webcasting IV: The Pieces Start to Fall Into Place

By | October 7th, 2015|Legal News|

Recent decisions resolve some questions, influence the eventual resolution of others. If you’re a webcaster, we’ve got some news for you. While the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) has yet to conclude its Webcasting IV proceeding, it has issued two orders recently that wrap up some aspects of that proceeding. And the Register of Copyrights has … Continue Reading

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