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Copyright Royalty Board News - Sirius XM Rates Going Up, Some Cable Radio Rates Going Down, and Webcasting Rate Appeal to Be Argued in February
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2017

The Copyright Royalty Board issued a notice yesterday, here, that summarized its decision on the sound recording performance royalties for 2018-2022


What is a Cable System - The Copyright Office Wants to Know
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2017

Early this month, the Copyright Office released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking dealing with two separate but related issues. First, it asks for


SoundExchange Royalties Going Up for Webcasters in 2018
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2017

The Copyright Royalty Board yesterday announced in the Federal Register, here, that the sound recording royalty rates paid to SoundExchange will be


CLASSICS Act Introduced to Provide Pre-1972 Sound Recording Public Performance Clarity - What Issues Does It Leave Unresolved?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2017

The CLASSICS (Compensating Legacy Artists for their Songs, Service and Important Contributions to Society) Act was introduced in Congress last week to


Copyright Royalty Board Announces Additional Webcaster Audit by SoundExchange - Reminder to Carefully Maintain Your Royalty Records as They Can be Reviewed at Any Time
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2017

In the Federal Register last week was a notice that SoundExchange intends to audit the royalty payments of Pandora for its Internet radio service. As


Petitions to Participate in Copyright Royalty Board Proceeding to Establish Royalty Rates for Business Establishment Services Due by February 2, 2017
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2017

Early this month, the Copyright Royalty Board announced that it will be starting a new proceeding to set the royalty rates to be paid by "business


NY State’s Highest Court Finds that There is No Public Performance Right in Pre-1972 Sound Recordings
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2016

The New York State Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, has ruled that there is no public performance right in pre-1972 sound recordings in


Pandora and Amazon Negotiating Agreements with Record Labels - Why They Don’t Just Rely on the CRB Rates?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2016

The press has been full of reports over the last few weeks about Pandora and Amazon negotiating deals with record labels over music royalties, and


Copyright Office Filing System to be Down This Weekend - Warning About the Deadline for Filing Royalty Claims by TV Stations for Copyrighted Programming Used By Cable and Satellite TV
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2016

The websites of the Library of Congress and the Copyright Office, which include the site used by the Copyright Royalty Board, will be down for


Appeals Filed of Copyright Royalty Board Decision on Webcasting Royalties - What’s Next?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • June 8 2016

SoundExchange last week filed an appeal of the Copyright Royalty Board’s decision on webcasting royalties (a decision which we summarized here and