Blockchain-powered copyright platform Binded receives $950K from Taizo Son and others

Blockchain-powered copyright platform Binded receives $950K from Taizo Son and others

Binded , the U.S.-based copyright platform, has secured $950,000 from Taizo Son’s fund, Mistletoe. The round also witnessed participation from other investors including Vectr Ventures, Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, M&Y Growth Partners, Social Starts and Tokyo Founders Fund. This investment brings the total capital raised by the firm to $1.5 million. It will now use […]

COLOMBIA: Aprueban 'Ley Pepe Sánchez' que protege a directores y guionistas

COLOMBIA: Aprueban ‘Ley Pepe Sánchez’ que protege a directores y guionistas

COLOMBIA: Aprueban El Tiempo / En último debate en la plenaria del Senado se aprobó, para sanción presidencial, el proyecto de ley que los escritores y directores audiovisuales en Colombia habían reclamado por años: la protección de sus derechos de autor ante la comunicación pública de sus creaciones. Detrás de la presentación y promoción del […]

Blockchain Startup Binded Raises $950k in Seed Round to Democratize Copyright

Blockchain Startup Binded Raises $950k in Seed Round to Democratize Copyright

Binded , a Blockchain-fuelled copyright platform has announced closing on a $950k round of finance bringing the company’s total capital raised to $1.5M. Investors in the round include Mistletoe, Asahi Shimbun, Vectr Ventures, M&Y Growth Partners, Tokyo Founders Fund and Social Starts. Binded is a technology platform making copyright simple. Digital photographers and artists use […]

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EU negotiators reach compromise deal on Marrakesh Treaty On 10 May, negotiators from the European Parliament, Council and Commission reached a compromise on how to implement the Marrakesh Treaty in the European Union (EU). The Treaty will give the blind and other print disabled people better access to books. Commenting, Vice-President for the Digital Single […]

FACEBOOK sanctionné pour de nombreux manquements à la loi Informatique et Libertés

La formation restreinte de la CNIL a prononcé une sanction de 150.000 €, rendue publique, à l’encontre des sociétés FACEBOOK INC et FACEBOOK IRELAND. En 2015, à la suite de l’annonce par FACEBOOK de la modification de sa politique d’utilisation des données, la CNIL a procédé à des contrôles sur place, sur pièces et en […]

La participation des amateurs à un spectacle organisé dans un cadre lucratif

Spectacle Le décret n° 2017-1049 du 10 mai 2017 relatif à la participation d’amateurs à des représentations d’une œuvre de l’esprit dans un cadre lucratif a été publié au Journal officiel. Il précise les conditions dans lesquelles les entrepreneurs de spectacle peuvent faire participer des amateurs à ces spectacles sans être tenues de les rémunérer. […]

Digital Copyright Ruling Creates New Vulnerabilities for Moderated Online Platforms Blog AdLaw By Request

Digital Copyright Ruling Creates New Vulnerabilities for Moderated Online Platforms Blog AdLaw By Request

A recent federal appeals court decision may lead online platforms that post user-generated content filtered by moderators to think twice before posting copyrighted material. In Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc., the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s (“DMCA”) safe harbor for “infringement of copyright by reason of […]

Database on Flexibilities in the Intellectual Property System

Database on Flexibilities in the Intellectual Property System

At the sixth session of the CDIP, member states agreed to establish the Database on Flexibilities in the Intellectual Property (IP) System. It contains data drawn from WIPO documents on Patent Related Flexibilities in the Multilateral Legal Framework and their Legislative Implementation at the National and Regional Levels (namely CDIP/5/4 Rev. , CDIP/7/3 Add , […]

NMPA President David Israelite Discusses the Latest Music Streaming Issues, Including the Copyright Royalty Board Hearings

NMPA President David Israelite Discusses the Latest Music Streaming Issues, Including the Copyright Royalty Board Hearings

David Israelite In the midst of record labels reporting revenue growth, and with music streaming companies like Spotify and Apple Music touting more paid subscribers, songwriters and music publishers are continuing their lengthy fight to be paid a fair share of royalties. We thought this would be a good time to speak again with David […]

YouTube-commissioned report tackles music-industry criticism

YouTube-commissioned report tackles music-industry criticism+”pdf”

We’ve heard a lot about YouTube and the ‘value gap’ from music rightsholders in recent months, but now YouTube is opening up a new line of defence against criticism from the music industry. Google’s video service has commissioned competition-law specialist RBB Economics to write a series of papers exploring YouTube’s impact on the music industry. […]

La réforme du droit d’auteur bute sur la responsabilité des plateformes en ligne

La réforme du droit d’auteur bute sur la responsabilité des plateformes en ligne

Une liste d’une centaine d’amendements déposés par les eurodéputés sur la révision de la directive sur le droit d’auteur de la Commission laisse entrevoir les querelles sur les plateformes en ligne et l’exploration des données. Plus de 80 des amendements appellent à des changements sur l’un des articles du projet de loi sur les droits […]

Précisions apportées par le G29 sur la désignation du DPO

Suite à la consultation publique sur le règlement européen sur la protection des données (RGDP) en juin 2016, le groupe de travail de l’article 29 (G29) a adopté des lignes directrices (1) et des Faq (2) sur différentes thématiques et notamment sur le délégué à la protection des données (DPO).Anticiper le règlement en éclaircissant la […]

Droit d'auteur, Bruxelles ne retient pas les demandes de la presse

Droit d’auteur, Bruxelles ne retient pas les demandes de la presse

Le Parlement européen à Bruxelles a démarré mercredi les discussions sur la réforme du droit d’auteur. Crédits photo : GERARD CERLES/AFP Le Parlement européen s’est saisi, depuis mercredi, du projet de réforme du doit d’auteur qui doit être mis en place à terme par la Commission. Et, surprise, le principe du «droit voisin», qui doit […]

Parliament to defang EU copyright reform

Parliament to defang EU copyright reform

Copyright rapporteur Therese Comodini Cachia with Guenther Oettinger, former digital commissioner. (Photo: European Parliament) The European Parliament looks set to bury the centrepieces of the European Commission’s copyright reform. According to a leaked report seen by EUobserver, the Maltese centre-right deputy and rapporteur Therese Comodini Cachia will suggest to scrap plans for extra rights to […]

Toll of counterfeiting and piracy predicted to top $2.3 trillion as call made for governments to do more 06 Feb 17

New research estimates that the global economic value of counterfeiting and piracy could reach $2.3 trillion by 2022, with job losses totalling in excess of 5 million. The research provides important data to policymakers. The challenge now is to ensure that they pay heed to it. The report, The Economic Impacts of Counterfeiting and Piracy […]

Global impacts of counterfeiting and piracy to reach US$4.2 trillion by 2022

Global impacts of counterfeiting and piracy to reach US$4.2 trillion by 2022

A new report released today indicates that the global economic value of counterfeiting and piracy could reach US$2.3 trillion by 2022. Titled, The Economic Impacts of Counterfeiting and Piracy, the report provides estimates on the wider social and economic impacts on displaced economic activity, investment, public fiscal losses and criminal enforcement, and concludes that these […]

Global Impacts Study

Global Impacts Study+”PDF”

The 2016 report found that counterfeiting and piracy continue to grow at an astounding rate despite increased efforts by the private sector, governments, international government organisations and NGOs. BASCAP and INTA hope that better information on how counterfeiting and piracy undermine intellectual property (IP), innovation, economic growth and employment will better enable policymakers to make […]

Legal challenge to Facebook EU-US data transfer mechanism kicks off in Ireland

Legal challenge to Facebook EU-US data transfer mechanism kicks off in Ireland

Another legal challenge to a data transfer authorization mechanism relied upon by Facebook and thousands of other companies to legally move user data from the European Union to the U.S. for processing has kicked off in the Irish High Court today. The hearing is expected to last three weeks, and is taking place in Ireland […]

Le Top des blogs d’avocats qui vont vous faire aimer le droit

Le Top des blogs d’avocats qui vont vous faire aimer le droit

Si vous êtes à la recherche d’informations utiles et de chroniques croustillantes dans le monde du droit : vous êtes au bon endroit. Voici les 50 meilleurs blogs d’avocats français qui vont vous rendre amoureux du droit. Comme vous vous en doutez, il existe des centaines de blogs traitant du droit. Trouver la crème de […]

Proposed changes to Irish copyright law - how the Arco lamp case shone a light on the protection of industrially produced artistic works

Proposed changes to Irish copyright law – how the Arco lamp case shone a light on the protection of industrially produced artistic works

Proposed changes to Irish copyright law – how the Arco lamp case shone a light on the protection of industrially produced artistic works Under Irish law, copyright protection for artistic works lasts for 70 years after the death of the author. There are two exceptions to this: (i) copyright protection in a design registered under […]

New issue of Music & Copyright with Canada country report

The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Sprint-backed Tidal set to challenge the US music-streaming leaders Music subscription service Tidal has sold a third stake in the company to US mobile operator Sprint. In what is being seen as a win/win for […]

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INTERNATIONAL World IP Day 2017: “Innovation – Improving lives” The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has announced that the theme for this year’s World Intellectual Property Day taking place on 26 April is “Innovation – Improving lives”. You can find out more about the campaign here . Japan/EU FTA “before the year is out” According […]

12 Things You Could Still Do If SOPA Had Passed

12 Things You Could Still Do If SOPA Had Passed

photo by tomasmikula Because today is the five-year anniversary of “Blackout Day,” the day millions of users were suckered into doing the internet industry’s bidding for no good reason, the always-relevant BuzzFeed offers us a missive published by the organization ReCreate Coalition called “12 Things You Can Do Because Congress Protected Internet Freedoms,” by which […]

GS Media in the National Courts: Fresh Issues on the meaning of ‘for profit’

Lower courts can give fresh insight into the adjudication taking place at the highest national and European courts. This is especially true for the recent GS Media case. The German and Dutch courts have created new food for thought on the meaning of placing a hyperlink ‘for profit’. The exact meaning of this notion is […]

Metadata: the essential gateway to discoverability and traceability

Metadata: the essential gateway to discoverability and traceability

Metadata: the essential gateway to discoverability and traceability By Jean-Robert Bisaillon January 17, 2017 In today’s world where content discovery depends on powerful algorithms, using metadata — data that identifies the content — becomes more crucial than ever for creators and producers. Here is an analysis of the main indexing standards you need to ensure […]

Brexit : la Grande-Bretagne, le prochain paradis fiscal des entreprises ?

Brexit : la Grande-Bretagne, le prochain paradis fiscal des entreprises ?

Dans sa négociation avec l’Europe, la Grande-Bretagne brandit une menace : celle de devenir un paradis fiscal, juste aux portes de l’Union européenne. Suite au discours de Theresa May ce mardi 17 janvier, le Royaume-Uni a fait passer un message à l’Union européenne :”Si le pays n’obtient pas de bons accords commerciaux, il créera ici […]

Blockchain could completely transform the music industry

Blockchain could completely transform the music industry

Image Credit: LuckyImages/Shutterstock Digital music really could use some help. Industry revenues are dipping due to piracy and illegal use of content . Singers and composers are being short-changed by music companies and streaming services . And business models built upon patterns and practices dating back to early 20th century, decades before the invention of […]

Cutting the Gordian knot: Blockchain and the music industry

Cutting the Gordian knot: Blockchain and the music industry

Audio Network’s head of product Matthew Hawn explains why blockchain technology has the potential to become a game changer for the music industry. British recording artist Imogen Heap is an advocate of using blockchain technology Every industry is on the lookout for its next great innovation – the application of the right technology at the […]

Intellectual Property Strategy in China: A Talk with Dr. Paolo Beconcini

Intellectual Property Strategy in China: A Talk with Dr. Paolo Beconcini

Brands looking to do business in a foreign market have a laundry list of items to check off when charting their entry. One of the more important items on the list is safeguarding the company’s intellectual property. When it comes to IP strategies in China, an authoritative voice on the ever evolving topic is Dr. […]

UK formally decided to adopt GDPR | Igor Máté Dr. | Pulse | LinkedIn

As predicted earlier, as one of the measures considered inevitable to apply to staying in the single market, the UK government decided on adoption of the new EU data law, due to come into force in 2018.  The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduces strict penalties for companies that suffer data breaches, obliges them to disclose data disasters […]

Proposition de loi portant réforme de la prescription en matière pénale : une mise en cause dangereuse des équilibres du droit de la presse

Communiqué du Syndicat de la presse quotidienne nationale (SPQN), du Syndicat de la presse quotidienne régionale (SPQR), du Syndicat de la presse quotidienne départementale (SPQD), du Syndicat des éditeurs de la presse magazine (SEPM), de la Fédération nationale de la presse spécialisée (), de la Fédération de la presse périodique régionale (FPPR), du Syndicat de […]

Les aspects juridiques de la propriété intellectuelle au Cambodge+”PDF”

la propriété intellectuelle au CambodgeLe système cambodgien de propriété intellectuelle marque une avancée très remarquable dès l’année 2002. Avant cette date, le Cambodge avait une législation assez légère en matière de propriété intellectuelle. La présente Lire la suite de l\’article www.association-afpi.org

ASCAP And Nielsen Partner For Strategic Data Agreement

ASCAP And Nielsen Partner For Strategic Data Agreement

Print This Post Today (Dec. 19), ASCAP and Nielsen announced a strategic multi-pronged, long-term data agreement where Nielsen will provide ASCAP with expanded U.S. radio airplay data along with metadata and unique identifiers for recordings. Coupled with ASCAP’s membership and copyright data, this partnership will allow ASCAP to provide its members with transparency as ASCAP […]

Dossier Apple : l'Irlande attaque l'UE en évoquant un "viol de souveraineté"

Dossier Apple : l’Irlande attaque l’UE en évoquant un “viol de souveraineté”

Pour Dublin, l’enjeu est aussi de préserver son régime fiscal attractif : les multinationales emploient aujourd’hui 10% de la population active irlandaise. Dublin développe un argumentaire qui pointe l’ingérence supposée de Bruxelles. L’Irlande ne veut décidément pas récupérer les milliards d’Apple. Depuis fin août, le géant américain est sommé de rembourser par la Commission européenne […]

Apple goes to war with EU over $14 billion tax bill: 'A misunderstanding of how corporations operate'

Apple goes to war with EU over $14 billion tax bill: ‘A misunderstanding of how corporations operate’

Apple CEO Tim Cook. AP Apple is going to war with the European Union over its record-breaking $14 billion tax bill — with senior executives claiming that the regulators ignored tax experts and corporate law to maximize the penalty. The Cupertino, California-based technology giant will formally launch a legal challenge this week, it says. Its […]

U.K. Music Pirate Handed Year-Long Prison Sentence

U.K. Music Pirate Handed Year-Long Prison Sentence

Arturo Orive/EyeEm/Getty Images The conviction and sentence is relatively rare in the still-robust ecosystem of online piracy. A British court has sentenced an Everton man who admitted to uploading and distributing pirated songs to 12 months in prison, a hefty sentence authorities and members of the music industry hope will send a message to other […]

In the 2017 Economic Report from the White House “PDF”

In the 2017 Economic Report from the White House, the bright spot for investment growth is Intellectual Property:  

Après les députés, les sénateurs adoptent la taxe YouTube ou Dailymotion

Après les députés, les sénateurs adoptent la taxe YouTube ou Dailymotion

Le Sénat a adopté à son tour la taxe YouTube ou Dailymotion. Dans les sociétés de gestion collective du cinéma et de l’audiovisuel, c’est évidemment la satisfaction. Vendredi en fin de journée, les sénateurs ont adopté le principe d’une taxe affectée sur la vidéo en ligne. Cette ponction visera l’accès aux plateformes d’hébergement payantes mais […]

Apple to appeal EU tax ruling this week, says it was a 'convenient target'

Apple to appeal EU tax ruling this week, says it was a ‘convenient target’

An Apple logo hangs above the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., December 5, 2016. Apple ( AAPL.O ) will launch a legal challenge this week to a record $14 billion EU tax demand, arguing that EU regulators ignored tax experts and corporate law […]

Un mediaplayer en infraction au droit d’auteur

Un mediaplayer en infraction au droit d’auteur

La vente d’un lecteur audiovisuel multimédia dans lequel le vendeur a installé des hyperliens renvoyant à des sites Internet qui, sans l’autorisation du titulaire des droits d’auteur, donnent librement accès à des œuvres protégées par le droit d’auteur, constitue bien une “communication au public” en infraction à la directive européenne sur le droit d’auteur. Telles […]

The highest EU court hands down two judgments on copyright in the digital economy

The highest EU court hands down two judgments on copyright in the digital economy

Throughout the European Union, courts struggle to balance the diverging interests of copyright holders on the one hand, and of online intermediary service providers and end-users on the other hand. For each of these stakeholders, it is an ongoing challenge to try to apply the static provisions to scenarios in the digital environment which evolve […]

Lettre Astérisque n°56 : SPRD, un gros mot ?

Lettre Astérisque n°56 : SPRD, un gros mot ?

L’édito de Anne Georget : “SPRD, un gros mot?” Il arrive que des voix s’élèvent avec plus ou moins de violence, avec plus ou moins de malveillance pour dénoncer le fonctionnement et le rôle des sociétés d’auteurs (ou SPRD – sociétés de perception et de répartition de droits d’auteur). Qu’elles viennent de députés français ou […]

Spain Announces New Campaign to Fight Internet Piracy

Spain Announces New Campaign to Fight Internet Piracy

Spain’s Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport has announced a new initiative for tackling piracy, especially online. Minister Íñigo Méndez de Vigo said a special prosecutor’s office will be developed alongside enhanced technological and human resources. An educational campaign targeting children is also on the agenda. As residents know already and visitors soon learn, the […]

L'Europe abat la loi Oeuvres indisponibles, pour avoir méprisé les auteurs

L’Europe abat la loi Oeuvres indisponibles, pour avoir méprisé les auteurs

Si la condamnation de la France ne faisait pas trop de doutes, dans l’affaire portée devant la Cour de Justice de l’Union européenne, la décision est sans appel. L’ensemble du projet de numérisation des livres indisponibles, réédités en format numérique sans l’accord préalable des auteurs, est dénoncé comme illégal. Les réactions ne manqueront pas de […]

Will net neutrality survive Donald Trump?

Will net neutrality survive Donald Trump?

When FCC chairman Tom Wheeler passed the Open Internet Order in February of 2015 , it was the culmination of decades of work. After countless advocacy campaigns and legal fights, the order classified internet providers as common carriers — falling under Title II of the Communications Act — which prohibits the companies from blocking or […]

YouTube Ripping, A Copyright Wildfire

Is everything on the internet free? Should it be? Once digitized and uploaded, art can go viral, which as a content creator, you might think is a good thing. For artists and copyright holders, however, this can mean endless use of copyrighted material without proper permission and seemingly no way to stop the spread. Trying […]

Zone Téléchargement : pour la Sacem, « il n’y a plus d’impunité pour les pirates »

Zone Téléchargement : pour la Sacem, « il n’y a plus d’impunité pour les pirates »

Deux ans après avoir porté plainte, la Sacem a obtenu la fermeture du site Zone Téléchargement, lundi. Entretien avec David El Sayegh, secrétaire général de la Sacem. David El Sayegh, secrétaire général de la Sacem. PAGES_Lionel Lundi 28 novembre, la gendarmerie nationale a annoncé la fermeture de Zone Téléchargement , le principal site français permettant […]

L’après-Brexit : la vision du DG de la Société générale, Vers la fin du CDI, Uber en Afrique… et plein d’autres infos | LinkedIn

Demain tous freelances ! A en croire les résultats d’une étude du McKinsey Global Institute rapportée par Eric Hazan, 3 à 6 millions de salariés français envisageraient d’opter pour l’indépendance. Un boom qui pourrait stimuler la croissance, en favorisant la concurrence, mais sous réserve d’adapter les filets de protection sociales… Vous réactions en cliquant sur […]

Un second départ pour la révision de la loi suisse sur le droit d’auteur

Un second départ pour la révision de la loi suisse sur le droit d’auteur

Click here to view original web page at blog.suisa.ch L’avant-projet du Conseil fédéral pour une révision de la loi suisse sur le droit d’auteur n’a pas trouvé de majorité dans le cadre de la procédure de consultation. Simonetta Sommaruga, la Conseillère fédérale compétente en la matière, a par conséquent à nouveau convoqué un groupe de […]

Resale Right Reaches New Global Milestone with Prof Ricketson Study Presented at WIPO SCCR

Resale Right Reaches New Global Milestone with Prof Ricketson Study Presented at WIPO SCCR

Click here to view original web page at www.cisac.org The joint CISAC , EVA and GESAC campaign to promote the international adoption of the resale right has achieved a new milestone with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). The campaign has been encouraging WIPO and […]

Proposal for copyright reform: European Commission stands with creators and the cultural industries

Click here to view original web page at www.keanet.eu On 14 September 2016, the European Commission (EC) unleashed its proposal for a new Directive on copyright in the framework of the Digital Single Market strategy, announced by the Juncker Commission in May 2015. KEA identifies four main novelties in the draft proposal: a new intellectual […]

Le point sur les hitboxes, trois ans après leur introduction

Le point sur les hitboxes, trois ans après leur introduction

Click here to view original web page at blog.suisa.ch Après une phase de test de deux ans, les enregistrements des hitboxes ont servi de base pour la répartition des droits liés à la musique provenant de supports sonores à partir de janvier 2014. Il est désormais possible de tirer un premier bilan de ce nouveau […]

Droit d’exécution et droit d’émission: nouvelle clé de répartition

Droit d’exécution et droit d’émission: nouvelle clé de répartition

Click here to view original web page at blog.suisa.ch La clé de répartition de SUISA concernant les exécutions et les émissions va être modifiée au 1 er janvier 2017. Désormais, les parts seront les suivantes en ce qui concerne les œuvres en édition originale: 66,67% pour l’auteur et 33,33% pour l’éditeur. Avec ce changement, le […]

Les blockchains, une opportunité économique pour le droit d'auteur

Les blockchains, une opportunité économique pour le droit d’auteur

Click here to view original web page at societe.sacem.fr Si l’on pouvait résumer la technologie des blockchains en quelques mots, on pourrait dire qu’il s’agit d’un moyen de stocker les informations d’une transaction, entre de multiples parties, d’une manière décentralisée, mais tout en créant les conditions du développement de la confiance entre les parties. L’enregistrement, […]

BREAKING: CJEU follows AG and holds French law on out-of-print books contrary to EU law

BREAKING: CJEU follows AG and holds French law on out-of-print books contrary to EU law

Is a national law that provides ab initio that a collecting society – rather than the author of a work – has the right to authorise the reproduction and communication to the public of such work compatible with EU law? This – in a nutshell – is the question at the centre of what is […]

Copyrights and Open Wi-Fi - Who is liable for a third party’s actions?

Copyrights and Open Wi-Fi – Who is liable for a third party’s actions?

Click here to view original web page at www.lexology.com When Mr McFadden provided a free, open Wi-Fi network in order to attract customers to his business, he would never have imagined that, in doing so, he would have responsibility for a third party uploading a musical work on the internet, without the rightholders consent. This […]

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ICMP outrage at Berlin court ruling on authors’ royalties

ICMP is deeply concerned at Monday’s Berlin court ruling, which says that the “VG Wort” decision of the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) shall not only be applied to statutory claims like private copying levies but also to exclusive rights. The ruling in effect states that collective managem ent organisation (CMO) GEMA may no longer […]

New Study: Unlawful US Copyright Exemption Severely Harms European Authors

New Study: Unlawful US Copyright Exemption Severely Harms European Authors

– At the International Council of Creators of Music (CIAM) which was held in London this year, Keith Donald, Chairman of Irish authors’ society IMRO, presented the findings of a new study on the US Copyright Act exemption 110(5)(B). The study quantifies that $44 million per year is lost to European rights holders, and should […]

Should The European Commission Penalize Google?

Should The European Commission Penalize Google?

In April 2016, The European commission accused Google of abusing the market leadership of Android to prevent rivals from competing with alternative software and services. Google is now dismissing the claims . The stakes are relatively high – a potential fine of $7.4bn to be precise, 10% of Google’s global revenue. I’m not a legal […]

Gestion des droits d’auteur : les nouvelles règles du jeu

La gestion des droits d’auteur en bref Qu’il paraît loin le temps où l’unique moyen de consommer de la musique était d’écouter un CD ! Désormais, la musique s’écoute sur Deezer, Soundcloud, Spotify, Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook. Les utilisateurs parlent de Playlists et de Webradio et des startups comme NextVR imaginent des concerts en réalité augmentée. […]

Publishing CEO: There Are Over 900,000 Distinct Royalty Payments For Artists And Songwriters

Publishing CEO: There Are Over 900,000 Distinct Royalty Payments For Artists And Songwriters

This was written by Kobalt Music CEO, Willard Ahdritz. Why should music, which is beloved by people in every culture, across every language and corner of the globe, be anything less than an economic powerhouse? Today, live ticket sales have hit an all-time high. Music publishing values and revenues have increased. Tech companies are investing […]

STOP TRYING TO PAY ME AND PAY ME! — Music on the Blockchain for Songwriters, Artists & Managers

STOP TRYING TO PAY ME AND PAY ME! — Music on the Blockchain for Songwriters, Artists & Managers

(For a more detailed history of the project please see previous posts here ) With most of phase one of the dotBlockchain Music project sitting in GitHub and phases two and three underway, I thought it might be a good idea to write something more practical for songwriters, artists and their managers. The journey from […]

Google and Amazon Leverage Copyright Loophole to Use Songs Without Paying Songwriters

Google and Amazon Leverage Copyright Loophole to Use Songs Without Paying Songwriters

Two vastly wealthy multinational media companies are exploiting a copyright law loophole to sell the world’s music without paying royalties to the world’s songwriters on millions– millions –of songs. Why? Because Google and Amazon–purveyors of Big Data–claim they “can’t” find contact information for song owners in a Google search. So these two companies are exploiting […]

Experts weigh in on the path ahead for copyright reform

Experts weigh in on the path ahead for copyright reform

(Photo: BMI.) It’s been three years since Congress began holding committee hearings about the possibility of reforming music copyright laws. Those hearings cultivated optimism that reformed laws — which would lead to more favorable streaming royalty rates for artists, songwriters, record labels and music publishers — was on the way. When the Department of Justice […]

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