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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’’


Another FCC Broadcast Case Designated for Hearing - With Much Different Stakes
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2018

Yesterday, the FCC issued a hearing designation order - though one with much lower stakes than the last designation order issued by the FCC which


Court of Appeals Upholds Copyright Royalty Board’s 2015 Webcasting Royalty Rate Decision
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2018

The US Court of Appeals today released a decision upholding the Copyright Royalty Board’s 2015 decision setting the SoundExchange royalty rates for


Supreme Court Strikes Down Law against Sports Betting - But Broadcasters Need to Proceed with Caution
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2018

On Monday, the US Supreme Court issued an opinion striking down a Federal law (the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act or “PASPA”) which


FCC Approves 100 Mexican Ownership of Radio Stations in California and Arizona - Further Showing Foreign Ownership Limitations Less Significant in Today’s Broadcast World
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2018

The FCC yesterday issued a Declaratory Ruling approving the acquisition by a company owned by two Mexican citizens of 100 of the ownership interest


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