Weekly Copyright Update

May 6, 2016

Android App Pirate Pleads Guilty to Copyright Charges

WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REVIEW: A member of a group that plotted to distribute more than four million pirated Android apps has pleaded guilty to two copyright infringement charges. Aaron Blake Buckley, 22, pleaded guilty on Monday, May 2, at the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia to conspiracy to commit copyright infringement and criminal copyright infringement. READ MORE…

Musicians Battle YouTube for Revenue as Prince Videos Disappear

Less than a month before his death, in response to fans who complained about his use of stealing unison footage from YouTube, Prince tweeted that a use “doesn’t compensate estimable chartering fees” and suggested endangered fans residence their complaints to YouTube, rather than him. The Artist, who had worked to take his strain off YouTube, after deleted a tweet, yet his feelings about streaming services didn’t seem to change; during a time of his death, many of his work wasn’t accessible on any vital streaming provider other than Tidal, a Jay Z–owned use that promises to compensate aloft kingship rates to artists. READ MORE…

How Big Is the Music Business, Really?

BY DANIEL ADLER- GOLDEN: Despite music being more accessible than ever before, feelings of unfair treatment and unfair compensation are rampant among musicians at all levels. Although Spotify takes the brunt of the blame, there are a lot of factors at play (the jury is split on the effects of piracy) and this isn’t the first time musicians have felt unfairly compensated for their music. In 1942 The American Federation of Musicians went on strike against recording music due of disagreements over payments with the major American record companies, led by union President James Petrillo. READ MORE

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