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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


Court of Appeals Denies Rehearing on Multilingual EAS Obligations for Broadcasters
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • February 16 2018

As we wrote here, MMTC (a DC-based public interest group) had petitioned the US Court of Appeals for a Rehearing on its decision (about which we wrote


Attorney General Sessions Memo Frees Federal Prosecutors to Pursue Marijuana Cases - What Does It Mean for Broadcast Advertisements?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 5 2018

Yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a one-page memo (here) advising Federal prosecutors to use their discretion in pursuing marijuana


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


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


Request Filed for Rehearing of Court Decision on Multilingual EAS Alerts
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2017

As we wrote here, a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently reached a 2-1 decision upholding the FCC's


Magistrate Rules RMLC Suit Against GMR Should Not Be Litigated in Pennsylvania - What Does that Mean for Radio Companies?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2017

Yesterday brought news that a Federal Magistrate issued a ruling (a 42 page order discussing fine points of law) deciding that the antitrust lawsuit


Florida Supreme Court Rejects Public Performance Right in Pre-1972 Sound Recordings - What’s Next?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2017

In a decision this week, the Florida Supreme Court rejected claims by Flo & Eddie (of the 1960s band the Turtles) that there was a common law public


“Where seldom is heard a discouraging word?” Supreme Court Allows the Federal Registration of Disparaging Trademarks
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court has invalidated the statutory bar against the federal registration of disparaging trademarks, on the ground that it violates