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Copyright Office Extends Comment Dates on Proceeding Looking at MVPD Reporting Obligations and the Definition of Cable System
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 27 2017

Recently, we wrote about a proceeding initiated by the Copyright Office to review the reporting obligations of cable and satellite television systems


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


Copyright Office Issues Reminder About Need for Services Seeking Safe Harbor for User-Generated Content Under Section 512 to File in Electronic System by December 31
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2017

The Copyright Office yesterday issued a "Final Reminder" to Internet Services that want to be able to assert that they are insulated from Copyright


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


Are You Streaming Your Radio Station? Reminder that Broadcasters Need to Pay Royalties to SoundExchange as well as ASCAP, BMI and SESAC
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 9 2017

The alphabet soup of organizations that collect royalties for playing music has never been easy to keep straight, and today royalty issues sometimes


Reminder: Electronic Registration of Designated Agent for DMCA Safe-Harbor Take-Down Notices Due at Copyright Office by December 31
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2017

The Copyright Office yesterday issued a reminder, here, that their electronic system for “designated agents” of Internet service providers - those


Looking at Music Royalty Issues for Radio and TV Broadcasters
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2017

Last week, I participated in a discussion about music royalties for broadcasters at the Texas Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention in Austin


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