Sen. Josh Hawley introduces ‘laughable’ Copyright Term Reduction Bill

Everything about this bill that would reduuce the length of copyright is ridiculous and almost certainly unconstitutional, writes Mike Masnick. Op-ed by Mike Masnick of Tech Dirt Apparently, I never. Continue reading

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What do songwriters think about the CRB and mechanical rates? [Trichordist survey results]

Songwriters are on the verge of a 32% increase in mechanical royalties plus inflation indexing. But is that the increase they expected, and do they think the process is fair?. Continue reading

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5 important steps to protecting your music

From the moment you create content, it belongs to you. But is it protected? Whether you’re creating music, videos, documents, imagery, or other content, things can get hairy when it. Continue reading

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What rightsholders need to know about the MLC

Getting involved with the The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) can be confusing, so let’s break it down… by Ellen Truley of The MLC from Soundfly’s Flypaper blog If you’re a. Continue reading

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YouTube Scammer who fraudulently obtained $23 million in royalties pleads guilty

It was an astoundingly successful scam. But it certainly wasn’t a complicated one. by Tim Cushing of TechDirt. YouTube content moderation — including the prevention of copyright infringement — is. Continue reading

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Police are still playing copyrighted music so they can’t be recorded

Some police continue to play copyrighted music to prevent civilian footage to be posted to social media. Is it working? By Tim Cushing from Tech Dirt. Cops may have only the. Continue reading

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RIAA’s Mitch Glazier offers plan to settle frozen mechanicals crisis

Mitch Glazier, head of the RIAA, wants independent songwriting groups to help inform the contentious Copyright Royalty Board negotiations over frozem mechanicals. But that will take more time than the. Continue reading

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Major labels take a stand in effort to cram down frozen rates [Chris Castle]

“The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal their bread.” – Anatole France Op-Ed by. Continue reading

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How Unfrozen Mechanicals affect Controlled Compositions [Chris Castle]

Because of the rate fixing date which is frozen by contract (the Mini Ice Age) the artist/songwriter will be paying a higher mechanical to the outside writer from a frozen royalty “pool”.  A guest. Continue reading

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How will the new physical mechanical rates affect valuations? [Chris Castle]

The Copyright Royalty Judges offered a breath of fresh air in the contentious and labyrinthine Phonorecords III and IV proceedings by refusing to accept the insider “settlement” worked out by. Continue reading

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