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Remember "Super Bowl", the "Olympics" and "March Madness" are trademarked terms - don't use them in advertising without permission

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 26 2010

With the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics less than 2 weeks away, and March Madness not far behind, we once again need to remind our readers that all three are trademarked terms, meaning that their use, particularly for commercial purposes, is limited

Copyright Royalty Board sets comment date on internet radio minimum fee settlement

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 6 2010

Last year’s Court of Appeals decision on Internet radio royalties for 2006-2010 remanded one issue to the Copyright Royalty Board for further consideration the issue of the minimum annual fee to be paid by each webcaster

ASCAP and BMI enter into agreement with RMLC for interim reductions in radio royalties until final fees are set

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 28 2009

The Radio Music Licensing Committee ("RMLC") has announced that it has entered into agreements with both ASCAP and BMI for interim royalties to be paid by commercial radio stations until final royalties are set

Letters from ASCAP, BMI and RMLC - what's a broadcaster to do?

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 18 2009

Radio broadcasters all over the country have been receiving letters about music royalties from ASCAP, BMI and the Radio Music Licensing Committee (RMLC

Congressional supporters of performance royalty tell NAB to negotiate with music industry - will it resolve anything?

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 4 2009

This week, six Congressional supporters of the broadcast performance royalty wrote a letter calling upon the NAB to sit down with music industry representatives to reach a "negotiated resolution" of the "longstanding disagreement" in a session to last from November 17 through December 1

Senate Judiciary Committee approves broadcast performance royalty - with issues yet to resolve

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 15 2009

The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved the bill to impose a performance royalty (or the "performance tax" as the NAB had called it) on radio broadcasters for the public performance of sound recordings on their over-the-air stations

ASCAP and BMI - another royalty battle for broadcasters?

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 3 2009

While we have written much about the battle over the broadcast performance royalty (or the "performance tax" as broadcasters call it) - whether broadcasters will have to pay artists and record labels for the right to play their music on the air - we have not written much about another looming issue with the royalties that broadcasters must pay to play music on their stations

Court of Appeals determines that Launchcast is not an interactive service - thus not needing direct licenses from the record labels

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 22 2009

The question of when a digital music service is "interactive" and therefore requires direct negotiations with a copyright holder in order to secure permission to use a sound recording is a difficult one that has been debated since the Digital Millennium Copyright Act was adopted in 1998

Webcasters Settlement Act agreements published in the Federal Register - dates to elect these deals set

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 12 2009

The four settlement agreements between SoundExchange and different groups of webcasters were published in the Federal Register today, setting the dates by which Internet radio operators need to opt into the terms of certain of these deals by filing a Notice of Election with SoundExchange

FCC asks for comment on MusicFirst's petition against broadcasters for on-air activities opposing radio performance royalty

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 10 2009

The FCC today asked for public comments on the petition of the MusicFirst Coalition asking the Commission to take action against broadcast stations who did not fairly address on air the proposed sound recording public performance royalty for terrestrial radio