Maria Pallante

  1. Maria Pallante, Head of US Copyright Office, To Meet With Music Creators: Exclusive

    December 18, 2013 8:00 AM EST The Recording Academy is convening leadership roundtables between music creators and U.S. Copyright Office register of copyrights and director Maria Pallante. The initiative ties in with Pallante's stated goal of hearing from the various stak ...

  2. House Judiciary Committee to Conduct Comprehensive Review of Copyright Law

    April 24, 2013 6:53 PM EDT Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, announced Wednesday the committee will conduct a comprehensive review of US copyright law in the coming months. “The goal of these hearings will be to determine whether the laws are ...

  3. NAB Calls Performance Right 'Bad for Artists, Bad for Listeners'

    March 27, 2013 2:15 PM EDT The National Association of Broadcasters has called a performance right for sound recordings “bad for radio, bad for artists and bad for listeners” in two newspaper advertisements thanking two new co-sponsors of the Congressional resolutions sup ...

  4. Business Matters: 7 Areas for Possible Copyright Reform in the Music Business

    March 20, 2013 9:45 PM EDT Wednesday's hearing before the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property was a primer of the hot copyright issues to be discussed in the coming years. The comments of Register of Copyrig ...

  5. Maria Pallante, Register of Copyrights, to Congress: Copyright Needs to Be Updated for Digital Age

    March 19, 2013 12:45 PM EDT Maria Pallante, Register of Copyrights, will urge Congress to think about passing “the next great copyright act” that will be “more forward thinking and flexible than before” when she testifies before the House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellect ...

  6. Business Matters: Congressional Hearing Hints of Upcoming Copyright Changes

    March 15, 2013 8:02 PM EDT If major copyright reform happens in the next six years, it will start next Wednesday when the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet will hold a hearingon the subject of “The Register’s Call for Updates t ...

  7. Future of Music Coalition Summit Day One: How Can Musicians Afford To Keep The Lights On?

    October 04, 2011 8:15 AM EDT Keeping The Lights On: Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen spoke about writing the theme song for "The Colbert Report" as one of the way he earns income at this year's Future of Music Coalition's annual policy summit in Washingt ...

  8. Publishing Briefs: Sony/ATV Inks Long-Term Agreement With Pitbull

    June 02, 2011 7:30 PM EDT Sony/ATV Inks Long-Term Agreement With Pitbull -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing has entered into a long-term, worldwide co-publishing agreement with Pitbull. Moreover, when the artist's current deal with the Universal Music Publishing Group expir ...