Appeals Court Upholds Drake Sampling Fair Use Victory

While a recent court decision to uphold Drake’s sampling demonstrates a rare victory for fair use in an era riddled with questionable industry lawsuits, the victory is somewhat marred by. Continue reading

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Copyright Explained For Creatives [ACM’s Patrick Rackow]

Copyright should be at the top of everyone’s agenda in the music industry as it is what turns our artform into sustainable careers. To celebrate Intellectual Property Day, the Academy. Continue reading

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Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Copyright Case

This week the Supreme Court refused to hear a case regarding payments due for the use of pre-1972 sound recordings. While most artist advocates see it as a setback, Ross. Continue reading

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Former RIAA Executive Lets Loose On Fair Use

Although libraries and universities across the nation are taking the week to celebrate fair use, not everyone is so thrilled with the concept. The MPAA and the RIAA have both. Continue reading

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O.P.I.P. Yeah You Know – Free? [A2IM CEO Richard James Burgess]

Recording artists, songwriters and the music industry are under siege, says Richard James Burgess, CEO of indie music trade group A2IM. Music is catnip for consumers, says Burgess, and creators. Continue reading

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Infringement Or Fair Use: Knowing The Difference

Copyright is complicated, particularly in the music industry. With the recent rash of lawsuits which has been cropping up of late, we're taking a minute to breakdown the difference between fair use. Continue reading

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YouTube Puts Monetary Weight Behind Fair Use Fight

In a recent move to protect YouTubers who have suffered from video takedowns in instances where they were operating within the parameters of fair use, YouTube owner Google has announced it will be. Continue reading

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Music Publishing News Roundup 10.2.15: YouTube’s Music Service • Apple Music To China • Congressional Listening Tour

Indications suggest the long-awaited release of YouTube’s music streaming service is quickly approaching. The video streaming giant’s premium-tier service entered it’s bata last fall, however letters were recently sent out to. Continue reading

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Record Labels Say NZ’s $25 Anti-Piracy Claims Too Costly

While piracy remains a significant issue in New Zealand, the recording industry is saying that the country's laws make copyrights too expensive to enforce. According to a report by Fairfax Digital's. Continue reading

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Music Publishing News Roundup 9.18.2015: SESAC + Harry Fox • Fair Use Fracus • YouTube Growth

This week SESAC finalized its acquisition of the country's leading mechanical rights organization, the Harry Fox Agency. 

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