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Google Books project gets green light
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • April 27 2016

On April 18 2016 the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal in Authors Guild v Google, thus leaving in place a lower court ruling that Google did


2016 is a Big Year for Radio and ASCAP, BMI and SESAC
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2016

The "performing rights organizations" - ASCAP, BMI and SESAC - don't get as much attention in these pages as do the royalties paid to SoundExchange


Take a Note from the Prince of IP (RIP)
  • Holland & Hart LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2016

Prince - Wax Museum The music world has lost some of its royalty lately. On the heels of David Bowie and George Martin, last week's loss of Prince is


SPECIAL FOCUS: Twitter at Ten: Ten Times Twitter Made Ad Law History
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2016

Ten years ago the world was introduced to Twitter, a microblogging site offering users the chance to express themselves just 140 characters at a time


R.I.P. Prince
  • Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2016

I commented today to a friend of mine (who hosts a radio show) that the death of Prince seems to be a bigger deal on social media than the death


Copyright Act Takes Priority Over Right of Publicity Claims
  • Offit Kurman
  • USA
  • April 21 2016

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently rejected an appeal of three former NFL players, who claimed the NFL’s use of their likeness


One for the history books
  • Paris Smith LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2016

Yesterday, Google's prolonged legal battle with American organisation the Authors Guild came to an end with the US Supreme Court refusing to revisit


Foundation for the Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan v. Alcon Entertainment (N.D. Georgia, March 23, 2016)
  • Lane Powell PC
  • USA
  • April 18 2016

Rarely does one think of copyright issues surrounding how research is conducted for feature films that are based on real life events, but 54 Sudanese


Class Action Suit Challenges Copyright for “We Shall Overcome”
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2016

Last week, the We Shall Overcome Foundation filed a complaint on behalf of a purported class challenging the copyright of "We Shall Overcome," the


Appeal of Public Performance Rights in Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Referred to NY State Court for Interpretation - What Issues Might Radio Broadcasters Be Facing?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2016

Pre-1972 sound recordings are back in the news. Yesterday, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decided to defer its consideration of an