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Legal Issues in Digital and Social Media - Identifying the Landmines for Broadcasters and Other Media Companies - A Video Webinar
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • 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
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • 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
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • 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


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


More Lawsuits for Unauthorized Use of Photos - Even on Social Media Sites
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • 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


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


Dirty Dancing with Trademark Rights: How Pop Culture References in Ads Can Raise Legal Issues
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2016

Prospective advertisers come to your station and describe their ideas for local ads. A realtor’s ad ends with “There’s no place like home.” A boat


Beware of music in your podcasts SoundExchange, ASCAP, BMI and SESACdon’t give you the rights you need
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2015

Last week, I listened in to presentation by RAIN News providing an excellent overview of the digital music industry (their Whitepaper setting out the


Beware - Using Online Photos and Videos in Radio and TV Productions and on Websites Can Bring Lawsuits for Copyright Infringement if Rights are Not Secured in Advance
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2016

Everyone who has a computer, smartphone, or other Internet-connected device has probably spent at least some time perusing photos or videos of cute


Beware of the trademark and copyright issues in ads and promotions involving the Super Bowl
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2015

With the college football champion now decided, and the NFL league championships this coming weekend to decide this year’s Super Bowl teams, it’s