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Since this past August, the Department of Justice has been locked in a battle with music licensors over the concept of fractional licensing.  As the DOJ recalibrates under Jeff Sessions, it is unclear whether it will continue the fight that the Obama administration picked with many established music industry interests.

In August 2016, the Department […]

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Revisiting blanket licensing for music publishers

On June 28, 2011 By

Recently David Israelite, CEO of the National Music Publishers Association and speaker at last year’s JETLaw symposium, promoted the use of blanket licensing for digital music services.  He argued that the current system of granting permission and collecting royalties for the use of musical compositions is broken.  Israelite […]

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ASCAP Argues Ringtones are Public Concerts, and Loses

On October 28, 2009 By

The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers recently sued Verizon Wireless, alleging that Verizon was both “engag[ing] in public performances of musical works when it downloads ringtones to customers” and “secondarily liable for public performances of musical works when customers play ringtones on their telephones.” Opinion, p. 7. ASCAP […]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On September 27, 2009 By

In the news . . .

Paparazzi sues New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and wife Gisele after couple’s bodyguards allegedly shot at photographers.

Copyright protection system infringes?

Microsoft files suit against five companies for engaging in “malvertising“.

The battle over Google Voice on […]

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