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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...


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...


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...


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...


More Lawsuits for Unauthorized Use of Photos - Even on Social Media Sites

USA - October 20 2016 In recent weeks, we have continued to see copyright lawsuits against broadcasters filed by photographers who allege that their photos have been used...