House Judiciary Hearing on Copyright Office Reviews Music Modernization Act, Black Box Royalty Concerns

Register of copyrights Karyn Temple says black box distributions might not occur earlier than 2023. With many indie songwriters involved about how the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) created by using the Music Modernization Act (MMA) will deal with the accumulation of black container royalties from 2014-2019, it became announced that distributions will now not arise […]

Government could buy Aboriginal flag copyright to settle dispute, attorney says

A leading copyright attorney says the Australian federal authorities may want to step in to settle the present day dispute over who can reproduce the Aboriginal flag, via buying out all the rights to license the image. Former CEO of the Australian Copyright Council Fiona Phillips says the legal status of the Aboriginal flag is […]

Miley Cyrus Receives Mixed Ruling in ‘We Can’t Stop’ Copyright Suit

A federal judge has dominated that the case will flow forward — however with ability damages significantly reduced. A federal choose has introduced a combined ruling on Miley Cyrus’s request to disregard a Jamaican singer-songwriter’s $three hundred million copyright infringement lawsuit over her 2013 unmarried, “We Can’t Stop.” In an order filed Friday (June 28), […]

Supreme Court to Rule on Copyright Protection of State Annotated Legal Codes

On June 24, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari to determine whether or not states can claim copyright safety in annotated codes. The state of Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc., No. 18-1150. Annotated systems, further to the textual content of the statute, include summaries of judicial reviews, guidelines, and well-known lawyer evaluations associated with the […]

Big Tech’s large blow to the news business

On eleven June, the USA Congress’ House Judiciary Committee launched research into the marketplace dominance of Silicon Valley’s most prominent corporations, beginning with the effect of digital systems like Google on news publishers. The US justice department and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)—which lead anti-trust enforcement in the country—are already accumulating ammunition. Interestingly, in a […]

SCOTUS To Decide Whether States Can Be Sued For Copyright Infringement In Case Involving Blackbeard’s Ship

Somehow, inside a month, I find myself writing two unique columns concerning copyright… and pirates. Not copyright “piracy,” but real pirates. As in, eye patches, parrots, and swashbuckler pirates. SCOTUS has agreed to listen to a case — the facts of which contain a well-known pirate deliver — to decide whether a state can be […]

What Aladdin — And Napoleon — Teach Us About Copyright

A entire new Aladdin is in movie theaters. We went to peer it remaining week. It has a few extraordinary Bollywood-fashion dance scenes, a resplendent palace and the high-quality magic carpet rides over Agrabah that cash (and Industrial Light & Magic) can offer. At about fifty six% approval, Rotten Tomatoes failed to adore it, however […]

Is Europe’s Newest Copyright Law Creating a ‘Wild West’?

On March 26, European lawmakers permitted sweeping copyright reforms that might and could most probably have far-reaching criminal results for tech-giants like Facebook and Google. The new copyright directive has been within the works because 2016 and is aimed at bringing the EU’s -decade vintage copyright rules into the twenty-first century, helping artists and publishers […]

Kenny eased Facebook’s fears over EU copyright laws

Enda Kenny assured Facebook’s second in command, Sheryl Sandberg, in 2012 that the authorities might comply with EU copyright policies in “a minimalist way.” In previously undisclosed correspondence, the then Taoiseach wrote to Ms. Sandberg after one in all their regular meetings at Davos in which the Facebook government raised concerns over the 2012 European […]

Blackbeard’s Pirate Ship Called Upon to Help Supreme Court Explore Abandoned Copyright Law

The U.S. Supreme Court will use the case of a sunken pirate deliver to study a shipwrecked 1990 regulation that supposed to abrogate states’ sovereign immunity from copyright fits. But if the court docket upholds the law, it will be one of the all-time Supreme Court upsets. The courtroom has already struck down associated legal […]