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Legal Issues in Digital and Social Media - Identifying the Landmines for Broadcasters and Other Media Companies - A Video Webinar

USA - December 14 2016 Almost every week, we write about some legal issue that arises in digital and social media - many times talking about the traditional media company...


Using music in radio or TV productions - why ASCAP, BMI and SESAC licenses usually are not enough

USA - July 13 2013 Using music in commercials and other broadcast station productions can be treacherous. As we've written before, contrary to what some stations might...


Beware of using photos on your website - make sure that you have the rights before you post

USA - November 24 2015 The use of photographs on websites continues to be an issue. According to trade press reports, lawsuits were filed against two broadcasters for the...


Learning copyright law from TV’s The Good Wife compulsory licenses, derivitive works and parody and fair use

USA - January 8 2014 The Good Wife is not usually where one turns for serious discussions of music copyright issues (nor is Stephen Colbert's Christmas special where we...


Court Finds That Embedded Twitter Photo on Website May Subject Website Owner to Copyright Liability - Be Careful What You Post

USA - February 22 2018 Last week, a US District Court Judge in the influential Southern District of New York issued an opinion finding that the fact that a picture of New...