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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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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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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Lawyers say copyright laws must change, now that White artists are also being affected [Op-Ed]

In recent months a growing number of popular artists have been justly and unjustly sued for copyright infringement which has provoked a call for change. However, in previous decades when. Continue reading

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Who owns machine / AI created music?

If a computer automates a creative work, who owns the copyrights? The machine? The computers own? No one? Let’s find out. A guest post by Stephen Carlisle of Nova Southeastern. Continue reading

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Did Dua Lipa’s Levitating steal from more than one song?

Dua Lipa was received two separate copyright infringement lawsuits after releasing her hit “Levitating”. Were these accusations valid? Let’s take a closer look. A guest post by Stephen Carlisle of. Continue reading

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1000+ artists tell the government “the horror has no end” regarding Germany’s new copyright law

In response to the latest encroachment on artists’ rights, German artists are speaking out against the German government in response to the country’s wildly unpopular (at least among musicians) new. Continue reading

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Despite RIAA Claim That YouTube-dl Is Infringing, Journalists Use It Constantly

Although the RIAA has claimed that YouTube-dl violates rules against circumventing DRM, the tool is often used completely legitimately for journalistic purposes which, according to the Betamax standard, should prevent. Continue reading

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