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Lack of Clarity in Consent Decree Dooms Subsequent Injunction
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • November 30 2018

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed an injunction based on a prior consent order, concluding that the order was insufficiently

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’’

Music Performing Rights Organizations and the “Full-Work” vs. “Fractional” Licensing Dispute: Government Seeks to Overturn Fractional Licensing Decision
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2017

On Thursday, the United States filed its brief in its appeal of a decision by the district court for the Southern District of New York, which rejected

Appeals Court Rejects DOJ Expansive Interpretation of Music Consent Decree
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • February 7 2017

Since 1941, performing rights organizations ("PROs"), which pool the copyrights held by a work's composer, songwriter, and publisher and collectively

BMI Redux: BMI Seeks To Move To “Clarify” The DOJ Position On Partial Licenses
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2016

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) rejected proposed modifications to the existing Broadcast Music, Inc. (“BMI”) and American Society of Composers

2016 is a Big Year for Radio and ASCAP, BMI and SESAC
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2016

The "performing rights organizations" - ASCAP, BMI and SESAC - don't get as much attention in these pages as do the royalties paid to SoundExchange

CBS Broadcasting Inc. v. FilmOn.com, Inc.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2016

Second Circuit affirms district court order finding Internet-based television provider FilmOn violated consent order and permanent injunction by

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

Music streaming rights are included in ASCAP’s licenses
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • June 30 2015

The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a district court ruling that composers and music publishers cannot partially withdraw from

TV Music Licensing Committee settles antitrust action with SESAC over music licensing rates and terms radio watches and wonders if it can get a similar deal
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2014

SESAC is the one major performing rights organization whose rates have not, until now, been subject to judicial review as part of an antitrust