Copyright & Media Update 11/1/2019

COPYRIGHT ALLIANCE: Halloween is all about two things: what you wear and who you scare. Here at the Copyright Alliance, no celebration is complete without a little copyright, so to kick the festivities off, we bring you: A Copyright Themed Halloween! READ MORE…

A Copyright Themed Halloween

Prominent YouTube creator Lindsay Ellis is challenging the platform over the way it handles copyright claims 

BUSINESS INSIDER: The film critic and YouTuber Lindsay Ellis (835,000 subscribers) is fighting a copyright claim placed on her YouTube channel by Universal Music Group that she said put one of her brand sponsorships in jeopardy. READ MORE… 

How a School District Wasted $7.8 Million

PLAGIARISM TODAY: DynaStudy is a small, two-person company that publishes notes, study guides, activity books and games for schools to share with their students. Though seemingly well-loved, they are also very expensive, running $130 for a pack of 30 plus a teacher’s CD. READ MORE…

How to get your music licensed for films, TV, and beyond 

CREATIVE INDEPENDENT: I’m Josh Briggs, General Manager for Terrorbird Media, where we represent over a dozen record labels and hundreds of independent artists for sync licensing, in addition to looking after the worldwide publishing rights for more than one hundred fifty songwriters. On a daily basis, we place music in everything from student films to blockbuster superhero movies, and do our best to be good stewards for the music with which we’re entrusted. READ MORE… 

A Sad State of Affairs: Senator Wyden’s Secret Hold on CASE Act Comes to Light 

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY POLICY: Karl Herchenroeder reports in Communications Daily that Oregon’s legacy senator Ron Wyden has placed a “hold” on the CASE Act (the legislation creating a copyright small claims court), which essentially stops it from moving forward.  (The CASE Act is the result of extensive study by the Copyright Office that addressed the many issues involving creating the copyright small claims process.) READ MORE… 

Pandora Adds Detailed Song Credits As Recording Academy Plots ‘Behind the Record’ Campaign 

HYPEBOT: Pandora has added full detailed song credits to users across all tiers of its service on the web and on new desktop apps for Mac and Windows. READ MORE… 

French media groups to take Google copyright fight to court 

FRANCE24: French media firms said Thursday that they would drag Google before the country’s competition regulator over its refusal to pay for displaying their content in search results, setting up a legal fight over a new EU copyright law. READ MORE… 

Here’s How the Complicated Case Around Lizzo’s ‘Truth Hurts’ Could Unfold 

TIME: “Truth Hurts,” singer-flutist-rapper Lizzo‘s 2017 sleeper hit, recently became Billboard‘s longest-running #1 rap song by a female artist, topping the Hot 100 list for seven weeks. READ MORE… 

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