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SOCAN Buys Audiam - The Consolidation and Fragmentation of Music Rights - What Does it Mean for Music Services?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • July 22 2016

The Canadian performance rights society SOCAN (essentially the Canadian version of ASCAP, BMI and SESAC) has announced the purchase of Audiam, a


Kanye West ‘Waits’ to be sued amidst Taylor Swift ‘Famous’ controversy
  • Baldwins
  • New Zealand, USA
  • July 22 2016

Pop music superstar Kanye West's "Famous" music video may become even more so, if celebrities including Taylor Swift, Anna Wintour, Donald Trump or


Avatar Wins Against Another Copyright Owner in an Unusual Manner
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2016

A recent decision from the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, ended the hopes and dreams of a copyright owner from receiving a


Copyright Tips for Political Campaigns and Their Consultants
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2016

What do the campaigns of Sarah Palin, John McCain, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, Rand Paul, Ralph Nader, Ronald Reagan, Mike Huckabee


Cable and Satellite Royalty Claims Due to the Copyright Royalty Board by August 1, 2016
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2016

This advisory is directed to television stations with locally-produced programming whose signals were carried by at least one cable system located


Is Music Sampling Back En Vogue?
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2016

The mere mention of Madonna conjures many images and associations: feminism, reinvention, Kabbala, the cone bra, and her many memorable performances


Second Circuit In Vimeo Narrows The Red Flag Knowledge and Willful Blindness Exceptions To DMCA Safe Harbors
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • July 8 2016

The Second Circuit recently decided Capitol Records, LLC, et al. v. Vimeo, LLC (2d Cir. June 16, 2016) ("Vimeo"), a landmark decision concerning the


Fox News fair use claim for Facebook post of 9-11 image remains unresolved
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • July 7 2016

Earlier this year, just hours before beginning jury selection, Fox News settled a copyright dispute regarding its use of Thomas Franklin's iconic


Supreme Court Offers Guidance on Attorney's Fees in Copyright Cases
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • July 7 2016

Weighing in on attorney's fees in copyright cases, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that federal courts must consider a variety of factors


Second Circuit Further Clarifies DMCA Safe Harbors in Vimeo
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • July 7 2016

The Second Circuit recently decided Capitol Records, LLC, et al. v. Vimeo, LLC, (2d Cir. June 16, 2016) (Vimeo), a landmark decision concerning the