Copyright & Media Update 12/20/2019

Copyright, Royalties and Christmas Music 

PLAGIARISM TODAY:   For the first time since its release in 1994, Mariah Carey’s song All I Want for Christmas is You has hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  If that seems odd that a 25-year-old song would, for the first time ever, top the charts, it shouldn’t. READ MORE… 

TV and Film Composers Say Netflix, Other Streaming Services Insist on Buying Out Their Music Rights 

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: At the end of October, close to 90 composers and songwriters from around the world traveled to Budapest to discuss a contentious issue: streaming services’ efforts to upend how composers are compensated for their work. READ MORE… 

Guard Your Goldmine With Basic Copyright Law Principle 

FORBES: To paraphrase country music songwriter Jerry Reed, be sure to guard your goldmine so you don’t get the shaft. “If you have a website, blogs, newsletters, marketing materials, videos, audios, images, articles or book, you have a goldmine,” says copyright expert Barbara Ingrassia. READ MORE… 

WIPO opens consultation on the copyright questions raised by creative AI 

COMPLETE MUSIC UPDATE: The World Intellectual Property Organisation has formally opened a consultation that seeks to ask and consider the IP-related questions raised by artificial intelligence becoming increasingly creative. READ MORE… 

Cox Communications Slapped With a $1 Billion Copyright Infringement Fine 

DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS: Mega-ISP Cox Communications has now been slapped with a monstrous, $1 billion fine for massive copyright infringement of both publishing and recorded music copyrights. The jury decision, handed down just hours ago, pretty much threw the book at Cox Communications.  The ISP has been battling major label groups and other music rights owners for years over allegations of massive music copyright infringement. READ MORE… 

I’ve Been Infringed, Now What? 

COPYRIGHT ALLIANCE: Sadly, we hear many stories of copyright infringement from creators. It’s frustrating! You pour your blood, sweat and tears into your work. Whether for a lack of understanding or a lack of care people continue to steal the intellectual property of others. In today’s digital age, it can be too easy to e someone else’s photograph or illegally download a song or movie. On the flip side, it can also be a daunting task for a creator to monitor for infringement on the vastness of the internet. So, what do you do if you discover an infringement? Here are a few options you can consider. READ MORE… 

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