Handke on Intellectual Property in Creative Industries: The Economic Perspective @erasmusuni

Media Law Prof Blog

Christian Handke, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Faculty of History and Arts, is publishing Intellectual Property in Creative Industries: The Economic Perspective in Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Creative Industries (C. Waelde and A. Brown, eds., Cheltenham, E. Elgar, forthcoming).

20 Questions for New Artists Sidebar: The Economic Reality of Streaming

Music Technology Policy

Because of the industry standard revenue share method of dividing up royalties, all artists essentially get a market share allocation of streaming service revenue based on the number of streams. For our purposes, just understand that regardless of what you hear about streaming saving the industry, streaming is unlikely to save you. Streaming is all the rage. But–it is cannibalizing higher margin goods, even digital goods.

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Media Lecturers at London School of Economics Misquote Professor Danaher

Music Technology Policy

If they are going to analyze the economics of file barter, they should take a hint from Google’s UK policy manager: Ad supported piracy is big business. Including the knighted ones who as a group probably added a zero to the UK GDP–and that is something that the London School of Economics should be able to actually measure accurately.

More on How the London School of Economics Got it Wrong

Music Technology Policy

For those of you who haven’t heard about it, the London School of Economics allowed some lecturers to post a “study” on the LSE’s website that has some very questionable assumptions in it–not to mention overtly misquoting actual econometric studies. The august London School of Economics surely cannot consider such a “study” a meaningful contribution to academia absent criticism.

Industry Letter to USTR re NAFTA Reform

Music Technology Policy

A music industry coalition has written to USTR Bob Lighthizer on the issue: January 22, 2018. Dear Ambassador Lighthizer: On behalf of the North American music community, we are writing to express our united resolve that strong copyright protection for creative industries be central to the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) modernization agenda. Our economic contributions depend on the protection of our industry’s creative content through copyright.

Economic recovery from the coronavirus will be much harder than we think - The Washington Post

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Yet even leaving the human and health-care toll aside, the scale of the economic problem ahead is larger and worse than our leaders and politics appear capable of handling — or even recognizing. Economic recovery from the coronavirus will be much harder than we think - The Washington Post

The Film Industry Is In A Pickle

DealFatigue

Pickle Magazine , a film industry publication based in India about all things Bollywood and now, Hollywood, recently asked producer and sales agent, Ron Lavery to interview me and ten others for its American Film Market edition. Here’s my take: Lavery: How do you think the current economic situation will effect AFM business this year? Lavery : Will the economic crisis effect government subsidies and tax credits?

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The Film Industry Is In A Pickle

DealFatigue

Pickle Magazine, a film industry publication based in India about all things Bollywood and now, Hollywood, recently asked producer and sales agent, Ron Lavery to interview me and ten others for its American Film Market edition. Here’s my take: Lavery: How do you think the current economic situation will effect AFM business this year? Lavery : Will the economic crisis effect government subsidies and tax credits?

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The Film Industry Is In A Pickle

DealFatigue

Pickle Magazine, a film industry publication based in India about all things Bollywood and now, Hollywood , recently asked producer and sales agent, Ron Lavery to interview me and ten others for its American Film Market edition. Here’s my take: Lavery: How do you think the current economic situation will effect AFM business this year? Lavery : Will the economic crisis effect government subsidies and tax credits?

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Independent Contractor vs. Employee – misclassification can cost entertainment industry employers dearly.

Gordon P. Firemark

In the entertainment industries, this misclassification is prevalent. Under the “control test”, lawyers and courts must look at the specific facts in each case and then look at a series of factors and economic realities. Lately, I’ve had several conversations with clients about whether the folks they hire to work on their films and theatre projects are properly classified as employees or independent contractors.

2016 Guest Post by @schneidermaria: Content ID is Still Just Piracy in Disguise: An Open Letter to Rightsholders and a Music Industry Ready to Renegotiate with a Monster

Music Technology Policy

In case you were wondering why music industry leaders don’t stand up to Google instead of giving them more safe harbors, she just did. The music industry should quit banging its head into that same wall looking for results.

Congress Should Investigate The Monopoly Power of Weaponized Fair Use

Music Technology Policy

Thus, where fair use is meant to be a limited defense to infringement founded on the cultural and economic good for both creators and the public, Google has throttled it into a business model. It’s so much of a business model–the antithesis of the public policy purpose of fair use–that Google lobbyists the CCIA refer to fair use as the bedrock of the “fair use industries.”. Look, it’s free speech…look it’s an industry. The U.S.

Copyright owners and advocates appeal to Obama; hail economic value of creative industries

Copyrights & Campaigns

A coalition of copyright owners, unions, trade associations, and think tanks has written a letter to President Obama, hailing the value of IP-dependent industries in creating jobs and "driv[ing] innovation and creativity" in this troubled economy. Research by Public Policy Professor Richard Florida concluded that the creative industries, including copyright and patent industries, employ 38 million U.S.

This Is What Racism Sounds Like in the Banking Industry - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

This year, researchers for the National Bureau of Economic Research found that black mortgage borrowers were charged higher interest rates than white borrowers and were denied mortgages that would have been approved for white applicants.

Duck Soup for the Soul: The Return of the Industry Canada Music Study

Music Technology Policy

MTP readers will remember the absurd “studies” commissioned by Industry Canada in 2007 that purported to show that piracy is good for us. A new report by the Australian Centre for Law and Economics, “ The Impact of Free Music Downloads on the Purchase of Music CDs in Canada ”, comes down hard on the believe your own eyes side of the aisle. The Australian study reviews both the 2007 study as well as a second crack at it in 2010 by the Industry Canada study’s authors.

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New Report Assesses Impact of Tax Incentives On U.K. Film Industry, Warns Of Cutbacks

Media Law Prof Blog

A report prepared by Oxford Economics says that if the UK film industry loses the tax incentives it presently receives, it would suffer dramatically. Currently, according to the report, the industry is withstanding the recession, but things could change if

Bunk about “Fair Use Industries” from the CCIA: What do Derek Jeter, Tom Adams and Ari Emanuel have in common?

Music Technology Policy

Now that the WIPO and OAS report on the economic contributions of copyright has been released, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (of which Google is a dominant member) is recirculating one of those greenhouse studies that comes with more than the usual ration of gas: “ Fair Use in the U.S. Economy: Economic Contribution of Industries Relying on Fair Use.” economy from the fair use defense should be limited to the economic benefit from fair use?

How the Rate Court Cottage Industry is Leading to the Destruction of Collective Licensing

Music Technology Policy

Rate court proceedings are in many ways similar to the Copyright Royalty Judges and take into account a variety of economic factors, including market rate deals for the same type of license. The news that Sony/ATV made a direct deal with Pandora produced some strangely paranoid chatter in the echo chamber. Sony/ATV can bring Pandora to their knees, getting around the rate court, etc. I think it’s actually much simpler than that.

Guest Post by @schneidermaria: Content ID is Still Just Piracy in Disguise: An Open Letter to Rightsholders and a Music Industry Ready to Renegotiate with a Monster

Music Technology Policy

The music industry should quit banging its head into that same wall looking for results. Clearly, the infringement orgy YouTube has sponsored for so many years has brought independent musicians and record companies to their knees, as they accept bad deals to monetize the crumbs that are left on the floor from a devoured industry. Well, if there was economic incentive, that wouldn’t be the case. Here are the bigger and broader questions for our industry and government.

Copyright Office Issues Letter In Support of Broadcast Performance Royalty - Suggests that Economic Comeback for Radio Makes Royalty More Affordable

Broadcast Law Blog

According to a letter from the Copyright Office that has recently been made public, the economic troubles of broadcasters, which have been used to argue against the imposition of a performance royalty for the use of sound recordings by radio stations , are cyclical and are largely over. The Copyright Office has long been on record as supporting the imposition of a performance royalty in sound recordings in the United States - not just for radio, but for all industries that use music.

Guest Post by Stephen Carlisle: ASCAP and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad DOJ Decision That’s Going to Create Chaos in the Music Industry

Music Technology Policy

As discussed below, the Division encourages the industry to use the next year, during which the Division will forgo enforcement of the full-work licensing requirement, to transition to a common understanding regarding the scope of the ASCAP and BMI licenses. The Copyright Office, in opposing the interpretation of 100% licensing, listed the numerous ways in which the current, very effective, licensing system would be damaged, not only in a practical basis but an economic basis: [link].

Echoes of the Sumptuary Impulse: Considering the Threads of Social Identity, Economic Protectionism, and Public Morality in the Proposed Design Piracy Prohibition Act

JetLawBlog

Traditional sumptuary laws , especially those government efforts aimed at regulating public attire, are often considered to be largely dusty relics of pre-industrial societies. The proposed law has yielded lively debates amongst legal commentators and industry professionals regarding whether or not fashion designs should be protected under copyright law.

ASCAP Cuts a Deal With the Radio Industry on New Royalties - No Details as Yet

Broadcast Law Blog

Of course, soon after the deal was struck, the current economic troubles hit, radio revenues fell, and the flat fees left many stations paying multiples of what they had been paying under the prior system. New ASCAP royalties are on their way to radio broadcasters.

FCC Releases Agenda for First Workshop on Revisions to its Multiple Ownership Rules - Localism and Economic Competition Issues Included

Broadcast Law Blog

The first panel will include the academic perspective on ownership rules, the second the view from "public interest organizations", and the third from industry representatives, though the participants on that panel are, at this point, the most unsettled. The FCC has released the agenda for its Workshop on the multiple ownership rules (about which we wrote here ).

Quantum Mechanics

DealFatigue

So, it’s difficult for them, let alone a whole industry to shake the mindset that the current ecology of the business will continue to be bleak forever. The next 2-3 years will be even worse, not because of the flood of new releases, since that is already abating, but rather due to the effect the over saturation has had combined with the economic downturn. Despite all of the self-help books preaching the contrary, people have a hard time living outside the moment.

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Quantum Mechanics

DealFatigue

So, it’s difficult for them, let alone a whole industry to shake the mindset that the current ecology of the business will continue to be bleak forever. The next 2-3 years will be even worse, not because of the flood of new releases, since that is already abating, but rather due to the effect the over saturation has had combined with the economic downturn. Despite all of the self-help books preaching the contrary, people have a hard time living outside the moment.

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Quantum Mechanics

DealFatigue

So, it’s difficult for them, let alone a whole industry to shake the mindset that the current ecology of the business will continue to be bleak forever. The next 2-3 years will be even worse, not because of the flood of new releases, since that is already abating, but rather due to the effect the over saturation has had combined with the economic downturn. Despite all of the self-help books preaching the contrary, people have a hard time living outside the moment.

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Quantum Mechanics

DealFatigue

So, it’s difficult for them, let alone a whole industry to shake the mindset that the current ecology of the business will continue to be bleak forever. The next 2-3 years will be even worse, not because of the flood of new releases, since that is already abating, but rather due to the effect the over saturation has had combined with the economic downturn. Despite all of the self-help books preaching the contrary, people have a hard time living outside the moment.

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Opinion | The American Health Care Industry Is Killing People - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Let’s also consider the kindly, economically productive citizens in swing states whose job it is to jail pregnant women and the parents of cancer patients for failing to pay their radiology bills. The health care industry is failing much of the country.

SAG-AFTRA Engages Jonathan Handel as Outside Special Counsel

Digital Media Law

He is a 30-year practicing attorney and covered the entertainment industry for The Hollywood Reporter for a decade. This is a time of enormous economic and technological challenge for all SAG-AFTRA members,” said Handel.

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Where is the Save Our Stages Money to #SaveOurStages? Texas Music Office Leads the Charge

Music Technology Policy

As states reopen, thriving venues are going to be a big part of the economic recover, particularly in a state like Texas. If you want to let you views be known, you can write to the SBA at advocacy@sba.gov contact your local members of Congress or your state and city economic development offices. As of February 2020, combined, the music industry and music education in Texas directly accounted for $4.4 billion in annual economic activity.

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FCC Senior Advisor to Chairman to Study Media Change and a Workshop on Media Financing for Small Business - Looking to Reinvent the Broadcast Industry?

Broadcast Law Blog

This is reflected by the proposals (about which we wrote here , and which have gained much press since we wrote about these ideas) to re-allot television spectrum to broadband , with the idea that this will serve the new media at the expense of the dinosaurs in the broadcast industry - exchanging a sure thing that serves virtually the entire country for a promise of service in the future. What kind of reform is possible, and what kind of broadcast industry will we see in the future?

Multiple Ownership Workshops Start to Identify Issues for Quadrennial Review - Shared Services Agreements and Local Origination To Be Focus of Public Interest Groups

Broadcast Law Blog

Both the process - which included extensive discussion of the need for detailed industry information for informed regulation to take place - and the substance could cause problems for broadcasters. The Media Bureau representatives who were conducting the panel asked whether regulation should take into account the current economic conditions of broadcasting. What will be the issues that broadcasters need to be concerned about in next year's Media Ownership proceeding?

United Press International - Security & Terrorism - Film warns of military-industrial complex

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

United Press International - Security & Terrorism - Film warns of military-industrial complex Film warns of military-industrial complex By BURGESS EVERETT WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- In his new documentary, "Why We Fight," director Eugene Jarecki examines the growth of the United States' military-industrial complex from after World War II up to today's controversial war in Iraq. Cheney's economic impact on the military is thoroughly criticized by Sen.

United Press International - Security & Terrorism - Film warns of military-industrial complex

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

United Press International - Security & Terrorism - Film warns of military-industrial complex Film warns of military-industrial complex By BURGESS EVERETT WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- In his new documentary, "Why We Fight," director Eugene Jarecki examines the growth of the United States' military-industrial complex from after World War II up to today's controversial war in Iraq. Cheney's economic impact on the military is thoroughly criticized by Sen.

Mr. Wedgie's New Obsession: ACTA, the "Sweeping Secret Pact with the US"

Music Technology Policy

The Wedge jumps on his white horse and tells a tale of courageous hectoring of governments for information—perhaps he could have just clicked on this link: [link] Objections to ACTA have arisen from anti-copyright activists who oppose any attempt to protect the economic rights of artists and have conducted the typical disinformation campaign (e.g., Tags: acta yank under the bed canadian music industry

CAA Memo Makes Rounds

Thompson On Hollywood

ECONOMIC IMPACT I THE EROSION OF QUOTES/RATES: There are really three major impacts to actors during this economic crunch. ECONOMIC IMPACT II THE CONCLUSION OF SAG STALEMATE: Many are hoping that with the end of this stalemate, Hollywood will get back to normal. First off, due to the economic conditions, most studios have lost their millions of dollars from hedge funds; and European, Asian and Middle Eastern money has dried up.

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Optimism is Contagious, Too: @nivassoc’s #SaveOurStages Included in COVID Stimulus

Music Technology Policy

The NIVA effort began with the Save Our Stages Act that authorizes the Small Business Administration (SBA) to make grants to eligible live venue operators, producers, promoters, or talent representatives to address the economic effects of the pandemic on certain live venues. As we saw in the CLASSICS Act and later in the Music Modernization Act, Senator Cornyn is a strong advocate for the Texas music industry which needs him more than ever.

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Posting Cover Videos of Songs – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

Hi, I’m Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer common entertainment law questions, so you can take your entertainment industry career and business, or just your hobby, to the next level. Second, simple economics. Hi, I’m Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer common entertainment law questions, so you can take your entertainment industry career and business, or just your hobby, to the next level.

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City of Austin Music Office Launches Ground Breaking Census for the Austin Music Economy

Music Technology Policy

Here’s the press release: City of Austin to Conduct First-Ever Music Industry Census. This market research study will look at Austin’s music industry, workers. Austin, TX – The Music & Entertainment Division of the Economic Development Department is proud to announce the launch of a new market research study of Austin’s music industry and its workers. The music industry contributes more than $1.6

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Thousands on HIV drugs desperate amid budget woes  | ajc.com

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The cutbacks have set off alarm among some HIV patients, with some people cutting pills in half to make them last longer, said Stephen Hourahan, executive director of AIDS Project Rhode Island, a state that was hit hard by the economic downturn and which instituted a waiting list this fall. said states must do their part to provide money, but given the economic slump , the federal government needs to step in and do more.

Cue Charlie Sheen

Media Law Prof Blog

We just can't seem to get enough of the Charlie Sheen meltdown and its legal and economic consequences. Really, it's become a cottage industry in less than a week. Recall that Mr. Sheen originally said Mr. Lorre's success was all

Leading Music and Film Organizations Call on Congress to Fix Safety Net in New CARES Act

Music Technology Policy

The letter lays out in stark terms the crisis that the live entertainment industry is facing due to the pandemic. “We We need help that only [Congress] can provide, in a way that recognizes the particulars of our industry. The letter also describes concerns about the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program that were included in the first CARES Act. There is no sugarcoating this: the entire live entertainment industry has been decimated.