Copyright & Media Update 9/6/19

Why is No One Talking About this Provision of the CASE Act? It’s Because It Benefits Users of Copyrighted Works 

COPYRIGHT ALLIANCE: The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 (the CASE Act), H.R. 2426 and S. 1273, a bill that would create an optional small claims tribunal within the U.S. Copyright Office, was introduced by Congress in May 2019. Before that, it had been introduced in different forms in prior Congresses as well. Over that time, and especially this year, just about every aspect of the bill has been held under a microscope, poked and prodded and discussed ad nauseum. There has been so much analysis and discussion of the provisions of the CASE Act that it’s hard to believe that there could possibly be some aspect of the bill that has gone unnoticed. READ MORE…

The United States is about to become a $10bn recorded music market again – for the first time since 2007

MUSIC BUSINESS WORLDWIDE: Music fans in the United States are making it rain. New stats confirmed by the RIAA today (September 5) show that, on a retail basis – i.e. the money spent on streaming subscriptions, as well as physical and digital music – the US record industry generated $5.39bn across all formats (plus sync) in the first six months of this year. READ MORE…

Copyright and Commissioned Art

PLAGIARISM TODAY: For many artists, commissioned works is the lifeblood of their business. It’s not only sometimes their biggest paydays, but it’s often a more reliable source of income in an often unreliable business. READ MORE…

Audible stalls ‘Captions’ feature rollout following copyright suit

WIPR: Amazon’s Audible will not enable its new “Audible Captions” feature for a number of audiobooks, following a copyright infringement complaint by several members of the Association of American Publishers. READ MORE…

After a False Start, Spotify Quietly Expands Music Sharing Into Facebook Stories

DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS: The new Facebook Stories integration includes 15-second song previews for viewers. The viewer can tap the “Play on Spotify” button in the story to open the Spotify app. Spotify says the feature is designed mostly with artists and their teams in mind. It gives them another avenue to share new hits across Facebook. READ MORE…

Ed Sheeran Blocked from Receiving ‘Shape of You’ Royalties as Infringement Suit Continues

DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS: It’s both the best of time and the worst of times for singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. The British pop star recently announced that he would be taking an 18-month hiatus after a record-setting two-year world tour that has left him a reported net worth of $175 million. But, at the same time, Sheeran is facing yet another copyright infringement case. READ MORE…

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