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Monday Morning JETLawg

On March 7, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Courtney Love pays out big bucks to settle Twitter defamation case.

Warner Brothers hires big-time lawyers in dispute with Charlie Sheen.

LimeWire has documents to show record industry the benefits of file-sharing.

Prince has become purple pain for Manhattan law firm claiming [...]

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The Copyright Office Tunes In

On November 4, 2010 By Kelly Donley

Upon Congress’s prompting, the U.S. Copyright Office has begun a study on the desirability of bringing sound recordings fixed before February 15, 1972, under federal jurisdiction. In a notice of inquiry, the Copyright Office has requested written comments from all interested parties.

Sound recordings were protected solely under state law [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 13, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Hollywood trade newspaper, Daily Variety, may regret suing popular punk rock band that has former entertainment lawyer, Joe Escalante, for a bassist.

Federal judge delays sentencing for a second former University of Kansas athletics official so he can help prosecutors investigate a $1 million ticket scalping scandal.

Writer [...]

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While most bands presumably want their songs available on iTunes, last April Pink Floyd took the unusual step of suing its own record label (EMI) to prevent the online sale of individual tracks stripped from its original albums.

Of course, consumers generally favor the “a la carte” model, which [...]

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After a legal battle stretching over the past four years, a federal judge has ruled that well-known sports artist Daniel Moore did not commit trademark infringement by painting notable scenes at University of Alabama football games. Moore authored his first painting paying homage to Alabama football almost 30 years ago; it [...]

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Corporate radio and mainstream record labels have long enjoyed a seemingly symbiotic relationship that serves their mutual interests in the music industry–making money. Labels provide stations nationwide with the records of up-and-coming artists, and radio stations turn those artists, like Britney Spears and John Mayer, into mega-stars–or so they say. With the demise of Continue Reading

Venomous debates and negotiations between YouTube/Google and content owners are nothing new, but they have just gone to the next level. In the United Kingdom, Google and PRS for Music (the overseas equivalent of ASCAP/BMI) have so far failed to reach an agreement on the payment of royalties for the broadcasting [...]

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Google has agreed to pay a total of $125 million to settle a lawsuit brought by authors and publishers due to Google’s efforts to put books online. Google will be able to put millions of volumes online now, most of which are no longer in print. Those behind the class-action lawsuit filed it [...]

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Contentions Over Royalties in the Online Music World

On October 5, 2008 By JETLaw

As technology continues to transform the way that consumers satisfy their entertainment needs, the contentious differences over where all the money should go become more and more visible. With the Writers Guild of America strike still in recent memory and a strike by the Screen Actors Guild threatening, the consequences [...]

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