Copyright & Media Update 1/24/2020

Which Copyright Stories Topped the Charts Over the Past Decade? 

COPYRIGHT ALLIANCE: Whether you’re a creator, a creative community advocate, an attorney or an interested spectator, those plugged into the copyright arena typically take a look back at the end of each year to recap the most significant copyright happenings that occurred. They also enjoy forecasting what’s likely to happen in the copyright arena during the coming year. READ MORE… 

Amazon Music Has Over 55M Customers Worldwide 

MUSIC BUSINESS WORLDWIDE: The music streaming service revealed today (January 22), via the Amazon Day 1 blog, that it has reached more than 55 million customers globally. It also revealed that subscriptions to Amazon Music Unlimited grew by more than 50% last year alone. READ MORE… 

SoundCloud, Making $100 Million a Year, Is Back on Solid Ground 

ROLLING STONE: SoundCloud, the Berlin-based streaming service whose launch of so many young rap careers spawned its own music genre, upped its global revenue from 2016 to 2017 by more than 80 percent, according to its latest financial reports. The company, however, has been troubled recently by financial upheaval. READ MORE… 

Fifth Circuit Holds Failure to Mitigate is No Bar to Statutory Damages Under Copyright Act 

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW: Recently, copyright owners suing in the jurisdiction of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit were given a new reason to seek statutory damages instead of actual damages under the Copyright Act. Failure to mitigate damages is not an absolute defense to a claim for statutory damages, the Court ruled on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. READ MORE… 

Everyone invited: `Great Gatsby’ copyright to end in 2021 

ABC NEWS: For decades, Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan and other characters from “The Great Gatsby” have been as real to millions of readers as people in their own lives, exemplars and victims of the American pursuit of wealth and status. READ MORE… 

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