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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


Court of Appeals Finds That Digital Remasters of Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Likely Do Not Result in New Copyrighted Work That Would Bring These Songs under Federal Law - Reversing District Court Decision
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 21 2018

Two years ago, a District Court Judge, in a case brought against a broadcaster alleging that the broadcaster owed money under California state law for


A Presentation on Legal Issues for Podcasters - Who Owns What?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2018

Last week, I spoke at Podcast Movement 2018 - a large conference of podcasters held in Philadelphia. My presentation, Legal Issues In Podcasting -


Senate to Hold Hearing on May 15 on Music Modernization Act
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2018

The week before last, we summarized the provisions of the Music Modernization Act as passed by the House of Representatives. The Senate is now poised


House of Representatives Passes Music Modernization Act - Looking for Clarity on Mechanical Royalties, Pre-1972 Sound Recordings and Other Music Rights Issues
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2018

This week, the US House of Representatives passed the Music Modernization Act. While widely supported among many digital media companies providing


Using Copyrighted Content on a Website - Including News Articles and Videos - Secure the Rights!
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2018

In recent weeks, I have had several calls from broadcasters asking if it was permissible to copy articles from other news sources and post them on the


Copyright Office Grants Second Extension of Comment Dates in Proceeding Looking at MVPD Reporting Obligations and the Definition of Cable System
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • March 9 2018

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


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


SoundExchange to Audit Records of Streaming by Alpha Media, Music Choice, and Google
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2018

Last week, the Copyright Royalty Board published a Federal Register Notice announcing that SoundExchange was auditing broadcaster Alpha Media as well


Copyright Royalty Board Decision Will Raise Royalties Paid to Songwriters and Publishers By Digital Music Services
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2018

The amount paid to songwriters and publishing companies for the making of “phonorecords” will be going up after a Copyright Royalty Board decision