United States copyright law

  1. Digital $$'s Stream In

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST SoundExchange, the label/artist royalty collection group, is sending out $6.5 million in sound-recording performance royalties to recording artists and record company copyright owners in its fall 2004 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- SoundExchange, the label/a ...

  2. Time Running Out For Artists' Digital Royalties

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST SoundExchange deadline is Dec. 31. SoundExchange deadline is Dec. 31. News ...

  3. Time Running Out For Artists' Digital Royalties

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The clock is ticking for musicians to register to claim their share of the initial batch of royalties collected from U.S. digital airplay via satellite radio, Internet radio and cable/direct TV radio. The clock is ticking for musicians to register ...

  4. SoundExchange Joins Int'l Webcast Agreement

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reciprocal deal allows for 'one-stop' streaming license. SoundExchange, the U.S. digital performance rights society, has signed the IFPI's international Webcasting agreement. The agreement allows Webcasters and simulcasters to strea ...

  5. SoundExchange Joins Int'l Webcast Agreement

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reciprocal deal allows for 'one-stop' streaming license. SoundExchange, the U.S. digital performance rights society, has signed the IFPI's international Webcasting agreement. The agreement allows Webcasters and simulcasters to strea ...

  6. SoundExchange Joins Int'l Webcast Agreement

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reciprocal deal allows for 'one-stop' streaming license. SoundExchange, the U.S. digital performance rights society, has signed the IFPI's international Webcasting agreement. The agreement allows Webcasters and simulcasters to strea ...

  7. ASCAP, TV Stations Come To Terms

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unprecedented 11-year period. NEW YORK -- ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unp ...

  8. ASCAP, T.V. Stations Come To Terms

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unprecedented 11-year period. ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unprecedented 1 ...

  9. ASCAP, TV Stations Come To Terms

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unprecedented 11-year period. ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unprecedented 1 ...

  10. SoundExchange, Somexfon Forge Ties

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Digital performance rights body SoundExchange has forged a reciprocal deal with Mexican organization Somexfon. Digital performance rights body SoundExchange has forged a reciprocal deal with Mexican organization Somexfon. Under the agreement, Soun ...

  11. Senate Committee Passes CARP Reform Bill

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 21 passed the House-approved Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act, H.R. 1417. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 21 passed the House-approved Copyright Royalty and Distribut ...

  12. Case Analysis: Sixth Circuit's "Substantial Similarity" Test for Copyright Infringement

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Prior to 2003, federal courts in the Sixth Circuit, which encompasses Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, had not formally adopted a specific test or approach for determining "substantial similari Prior to 2003, federal courts in the Sixt ...

  13. Biz Hits D.C. To Lobby On Digital Issues

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Copyright Office meeting covers Induce bill. Copyright Office meeting covers Induce bill. News ...

  14. DiMA, SoundExchange Seek Stay On Royalty Rate

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Digital Media Assn. and SoundExchange, which collects digital performance royalties for recording companies and artists, have jointly proposed to the U.S. Copyright Office that Internet radio roya WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Digital Media Assn. (D ...

  15. DiMA, SoundExchange Seek Stay On Royalty Rate

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Digital Media Assn. (DiMA) and SoundExchange, which collects digital performance royalties for recording companies and artists, have jointly proposed to the U.S. Copyright Office that Internet rad The Digital Media Assn. (DiMA) and SoundExchan ...

  16. Opposing Groups Present Changes To Induce Act

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Consumer Electronics Assn. and 10 other groups that oppose the pending Induce Act have hammered out alternative language for the legislation and presented it to Senate leaders on Aug. 25. WASHINGTON -- The Consumer Electronics Assn. (CEA) and ...

  17. Sponsors Seek To Amend Induce Act

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The four leading Senate co-sponsors of the pending Induce Act have convinced U.S. Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters to work out concerns about the legislation that were raised by technology and c WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The four leading Senate co ...

  18. Recording Academy Ups Friedman To VP Of Advocacy And Government Relations

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Academy has promoted Daryl Friedman to VP of advocacy and government relations. The Recording Academy has promoted Daryl Friedman to VP of advocacy and government relations. Friedman, who has been executive director of the Academy� ...

  19. U.S.' SoundExchange, U.K.'s PPL Ink New Deal

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A week after <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/business_finance/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000549769">signing reciprocal agreements</A> for their featured artists, U.S. digital rights A week after signing reci ...

  20. U.S.' SoundExchange, U.K.'s PPL Ink New Deal

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A week after <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/business_finance/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000549769">signing reciprocal agreements</A> for their featured artists, U.S. digital rights A week after signing reci ...

  21. PPL, SoundExchange Forge Reciprocal Agreements

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The reciprocal agreement between Britain's Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) and its U.S. counterpart, SoundExchange Inc., is viewed as a significant step forward in international cooperation betwee LONDON -- The reciprocal agreement betwee ...

  22. Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced a late-session bill June 22 that would allow artists and labels to sue peer-to-peer companies that profit from e Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services C ...

  23. SoundExchange, PPL Forge Reciprocal Deals

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.S., U.K. societies to work together on royalties. U.S. digital rights body SoundExchange and U.K. society Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) have signed reciprocal agreements for their featured artists. The agreements allow SoundExchange to col ...

  24. SoundExchange, PPL Forge Reciprocal Deals

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.S. digital rights body SoundExchange and U.K. society Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) have signed reciprocal agreements for their featured artists. U.S. digital rights body SoundExchange and U.K. society Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) h ...

  25. Blanket License For File Sharing: Easier Said Than Done

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite all of the efforts by the record industry -- including educational initiatives, Congressional lobbying and lawsuits -- illegal file sharing of copyrighted music continues to thrive and poses a Despite all of the efforts by the record indus ...

  26. House To Re-Examine DMCA Digital Royalty Issue

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A House copyright panel will soon announce an oversight hearing to review a section of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that deals with the performance right for digital sound recordin WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A House copyright panel wi ...

  27. Pat Collins Upped To SESAC Chief

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bill Velez exits after 11 years. Pat Collins has been promoted to president/COO of Nashville-based performing rights organization SESAC, Billboard.biz has learned. Collins succeeds Bill Velez, who has stepped down after 11 years with the company, ...

  28. Software Maker Added To Fair-Use Hearing

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Studios' Moore to testify to House panel. The founder of 321 Studios, which developed software that allows consumers to copy DVDs, has been added to the copyright House panel hearing set for tomorrow (May 12). The subcommittee will debate ...

  29. Software Maker Added To Fair-Use Hearing

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Studios' Moore to testify to House panel. The founder of 321 Studios, which developed software that allows consumers to copy DVDs, has been added to the copyright House panel hearing set for tomorrow (May 12). The subcommittee will debate ...

  30. House Hearing To Discuss Fair-Use Bill

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There'll be little neutral ground at a House panel hearing Wednesday (May 12) to discuss a bill that would broaden consumer fair-use rights. There'll be little neutral ground at a House panel hearing Wednesday (May 12) to discuss a bill ...

  31. SoundExchange Names Membership Director

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Digital performance rights organization SoundExchange has named Neeta Ragoowansi to the new post of membership director. Based in Washington, D.C., Ragoowansi reports to executive director John L. Sim Digital performance rights organization SoundE ...

  32. Live365 To Offer Licensing To Its Webcasters

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP, BMI, SESAC aboard for discount deal. ASCAP, BMI, SESAC aboard for discount deal. News ...

  33. Live365 To Offer Licensing To Its Webcasters

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Internet radio network Live365 has inked deals with rights societies ASCAP, BMI and SESAC to offer discounted Internet licenses to select Live365 broadcasters. Internet radio network Live365 has inked deals with rights societies ASCAP, BMI and SES ...

  34. ASCAP Take On Digital-Download Royalties A Joke

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP is now attempting to claim that both a mechanical royalty and a performance royalty are owed for digital downloads. U.S. copyright law grants musical works rights holders various exclusive rights, including the right to reproduction and the ...

  35. Recouping E-Royalties Made Easier

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Thanks to a simplified application process, producers are having an easier time recouping their share of webcasting and satellite transmission royalties of their recordings. LOS ANGELES--Thanks to a simplified application process, producers are ha ...

  36. Recouping E-Royalties Made Easier

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES--Thanks to a simplified application process, producers are having an easier time recouping their share of webcasting and satellite transmission royalties of their recordings. <br clear="no NLRB Dismisses 'Virtual Music ...

  37. U.S. Copyright Office Issues Interim Rules

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Copyright Office on March 11 published its long-awaited interim regulations announcing notice and recordkeeping requirements for the use of sound recordings under two statutory licenses under WASHINGTON, D.C.--The U.S. Copyright Office on ...

  38. Copyright and Distribution Reform Act

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bill to replace copyright arbitration royalty panels with a Copyright Royalty Judge, and for other purposes. http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/product_view.jsp?product_id=16508&category_name=Entertainment News ...

  39. Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel Set

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Copyright Office on Feb. 4 published the list of arbitrators eligible for service on a Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (CARP) in 2004 and 2005. WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The Copyright Office on Feb. 4 published the list of arbitrators eligible fo ...

  40. Copyright Office Sets Webcaster Royalty Rates

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Copyright Office has published long-awaited royalty rates for Web music broadcasts, ending a year-long process marked by legal and financial wrangling. Regulations published last Friday (Feb. The U.S. Copyright Office has published long-a ...

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