Know-Your-Audience Mobility Patent For Concerts For Sale

IPinvestments Group is selling an interesting portfolio of music technology related patents, including one aimed at understanding real-time audience behavior and sentiment via mobile activity during a concert.

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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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Soundcloud, Netflix, Vimeo And Other Streamers Sued Over Offline Playback Patent

It seems someone has once again been trip-trapping over the patent trolls' bridge, with the recent news that Blackbrid Technologies (a bonafide patent troll company) is sueing multiple streaming companies. Continue reading

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Songwriters Deserve Better Than This, Says NMPA’S David Isrealite

A U.S. Department Of Justice decision to require 100% licencing of music has sent shock waves through the publishing and songwriting sectors. In this op-ed, David Israelite, the President and. Continue reading

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Spotify, iHeartMedia Sued Over Audio Playback Patents

Patent infringement lawsuits, both valid and unjustified, are a fact of life in tech.  As the value of music streaming has grown, so have the legal action surrounding it.  Spotify. Continue reading

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The Importance Of Creating A Paper Trail

While you hopefully won't end up in court, creating a paper trail when submitting your work is critical when it comes to protecting your intellectual property, be it music, art,. Continue reading

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Apple To Let Fans Collect Digital Autographs Of Downloaded Albums, Digital Content

A patent request filed by Apple last week points would allow fans to get digital autographs of an album download, eBook or other digital content.  Like the old fashioned sharpie autograph,. Continue reading

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Sorry, But You Can’t Have This Answer To Your Headphone Problems

By Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.fm. Moore’s Law dictates that the speed of processors doubles roughly every two years. “Headphone’s Law” dictates that headphone connectors must always remain horrible, snagging. Continue reading

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