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Music Modernization Act Becomes Law - Mechanical Rights To Become Easier Just As Performance Rights May Become More Difficult
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 15 2018

Last week, after passage by both chambers of Congress and signature by the President, the ‘‘Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act’’


Court of Appeals Upholds BMI Decision Allowing Fractional Music Licensing - What Are the Issues?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 20 2017

Yesterday, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in a "Summary Order" that the Court said does "not have precedential effect," upheld an


Accepting Advertising for Marijuana or Marijuana Paraphernalia: The Trademark Office Rules on a Related Issue that Provides More Reason For Caution
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 13 2016

As David Oxenford has previously commented, even in states where marijuana has been legalized, broadcasters should be cautious about accepting


RMLC Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against GMR And Seeks to Enjoin New Music License Fees on Radio Stations
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2016

RMLC, the organization that represents most commercial radio stations in the US in negotiating music license agreements for the public performance of


What’s Up With Music Rights for Broadcasters and Webcasters? - A Presentation on Pending Issues
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 24 2016

While this summer has perhaps not brought the big headlines in trade press about copyright issues involving broadcasters - particularly in the area


Update: More on Marijuana Advertising
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2016

In the few days since I posted this update on concerns about marijuana advertising, there has been much attention devoted to the subject - and none


FDA Continues to Schedule Marijuana as a Schedule I Drug - Doing Nothing to Clarify the Still Murky State of Broadcast Advertising
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2016

Last week's letter from the FDA detailing its position that there should be no change in marijuana being classified as a Schedule I drug under


DOJ Recommends No Changes in ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees, And Requires Full-Work Licensing - How It Affects Music Users
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2016

The DOJ yesterday issued its long-awaited review of the ASCAP and BMI antitrust consent decrees. We wrote about the issues raised by the DOJ in its


Understanding music royalties Congressional Research Service releases summary of the law, while DOJ asks for more comments on ASCAP and BMI consent decree reform
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2015

The legal issues surrounding the use of music in broadcast and digital media is one of those topics that is usually enough to make eyes glaze over


How misunderstandings about big numbers distort the debate over songwriter digital music royalties as the DOJ readies its recommendations for reform of the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2015

Press reports indicate that the Department of Justice is nearing the completion of its study of whether to suggest the revision of the antitrust