The False Double Payment Bottom of the MMA Black Box
Music Technology Policy
NOVEMBER 11, 2020
The Dog Who Didn’t Bark On the Mirror. There seems to be some concern about pre-MMA confidential lump sum payments of accrued black box monies under direct licenses or settlement agreements. Services are promoting the idea that these payments must be deducted from the cumulative black box payments required for services to get the benefit of the limitation on liability and reach back safe harbor.