Bruce Willis Challenging Apple Over iTunes Ownership

Media Law Prof Blog

Bruce Willis is apparently a DieHard iTunes fan, so much so that he has invested thousands of dollars in downloads. However, his Sixth Sense tells him that Apple's rule that iTunes customers get only a license, not ownership of their

The Temptations Join Chorus of Lawsuits Over iTunes Royalties (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner In what might be the biggest legal action on this front yet -- 13 plaintiffs' lawyers! -- Universal Music is being sued for allegedly cheating musicians out of income generated from iTunes and elsewhere.

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Eminem vs. iTunes trial begins

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Today in a Michigan federal court, a jury heard opening statements in a case involving Eminem's attempt to lose himself from iTunes. The rapper's publishing company, Eight Mile Style, claims that Apple doesn't have rights to sell.

iTunes Tips

The Digital Lowdown

Awhile ago (a long while ago), I published some iTunes tips. So from time to time, I'm going to highlight some of my favorite tools and tips for working with the iTunes store. I like to think of myself as an iTunes store expert. The recent find was shown to me at MIDEM last week: iTunes Charts. I figure that it's time to update them. Today, I'll start off with one that I just discovered. . And yet, regularly, I find some nice surprises.

FAILppuccino: Starbucks' 10 Song Summer Mix iTunes Card Doesn't Work

Pixelization

  So, my wife got a "free" card at Starbucks for a "10 Song Summer Mix" on iTunes. Now, I put "free" in quotes because it's only free after you buy a frappuccino.

'My Sharona' Lawsuit Filed Over ITunes, Digital Downloads

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Matthew Belloni The sister of the late Knack band member Bruce Gary claims Capitol has unfairly accounted to the band for digital download revenue. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music

Pink Floyd Shows iTunes Concept the Dark Side of the Moon

JetLawBlog

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.

Don't hold your breath for The Beatles on iTunes

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Today is a big day for fans of John, Paul, George and Ringo. Fans will be snapping up the video game Beatles: Rock Band, as well as re-mastered versions of the band's albums. But 09/09/09 might not.

Beatles on iTunes: The Deal Point That Mattered Most

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Analysis: The major impediment to the deal wasn't very complicated. read more. Music Music

iTunes Has The Beatles: But No Garth, AC/DC, Kid Rock….

Current Trends

It’s old news know that The Beatles tracks are available on iTunes. There are still a handful of artists that have i) the creative control with their record labels, or ii) control their own masters and can determine when and how their albums will be available for download on iTunes.

Digital History Made This Month: iTunes Music Now DRM Free

Pixelization

Apple's successful push to make iTunes music DRM-free indicates that the survival of the entertainment industry, in fact, did not hinge on DRM technology and the passage of the DMCA – as Big Hollywood would have had everyone believe. It turns out, if you charge reasonable prices, people are generally willing to pay them rather than go out of their way to get copies unlawfully.

The Beatles Decide to Ditch iTunes

The Digital Lowdown

9/9/09, the release of the Beatles version Rock Band, and the re-mastered CDs, was a strong contender for seeing The Beatles go on iTunes. No iTunes. Many people bought a track from iTunes that they already had on a CD just to avoid ripping it. Maybe.maybe not. ALmost two years ago, I wrote a blog about the impact of The Beatles catalog going online.

Russell Frackman Q&A: 'Without the Napster suit, iTunes would never have existed'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner This week we're commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the record industry's lawsuit against Napster. Earlier we took a poll on whether the recording industry made a mistake by setting off a legal war with the pioneering file-sharing.

Apple iTunes Gets the Beatles - Why Internet Radio Had Them All Along

Broadcast Law Blog

The big news in the music world this week is that Apple finally is able to sell digital downloads of the Beatles catalog in its iTunes music store. For years, the copyright holders who control the Beatles master recordings have withheld permission to use feature the Beatles recordings on iTunes and other digital download and on-demand streaming services, seemingly afraid of diluting the value of their copyrights.

Garth Brooks Says I’ll Take The 80, They Can Have the 20

Music Technology Policy

Garth Brooks does not need iTunes, Spotify or any of the other retailers to reach his fans. If Garth’s fans were to buy the album on iTunes, for say $10, there’d be about $7.00 What Garth takes home from garthbrooks.com sales would be pretty close to that iTunes sale if the fan bought the record on garthbrooks.com at a $7.00 Uncategorized Garth Brooks iTunes Music Store Spotify

Department Of Justice making preliminary inquiries into Apple's music endeavors while iTunes dominance continues -- Engadget

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

DoJ making preliminary inquiries into Apple's music endeavors while iTunes dominance continues -- Engadget It's all just noise right now, but the United States Justice Department is purportedly having a "very preliminary conversation" with Apple regarding the company's music business, wondering in particular if anything it's doing (or has done) would violate antitrust legislation.

Department Of Justice making preliminary inquiries into Apple's music endeavors while iTunes dominance continues -- Engadget

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

DoJ making preliminary inquiries into Apple's music endeavors while iTunes dominance continues -- Engadget It's all just noise right now, but the United States Justice Department is purportedly having a "very preliminary conversation" with Apple regarding the company's music business, wondering in particular if anything it's doing (or has done) would violate antitrust legislation.

Monday Morning JetLawg

JetLawBlog

Apple decides to allow users to stream music through Spotify app even though service may compete with iTunes. In the news. Comcast’s win in district court regarding 1993 FCC rule allows it to pursue more than 30% of cable market.

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Monday Morning JetLawg

JetLawBlog

Apple continues to limit Palm Pre enjoyment, this time by blocking ability to sync to the company’s latest version of iTunes (9.0.2). In the news. Tracking devices on new cars continuing to raise privacy concerns. Study: Those who download the most music illegally also buy the most.

Save the Music: From Sampling to Streaming

JetLawBlog

This would not require breaking the iTunes stranglehold on music listening. "Hi, my name's Iggy, please purchase my music."

Monday Morning JetLawg

JetLawBlog

Music publishers seeking to acquire more money from iTunes resulting from downloads of movies and TV shows as well as 30-second song samples. In the news.

Monday Morning JetLawg

JetLawBlog

Apple’s iTunes LPs’ future limited by their cost. In the news. Another pro athlete barred from using Twitter during training camp–inequal treatment based on star power? Family of deceased high school football player files lawsuit for wrongful death.

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Nina Simone's Heirs Allege Sony Music Operates a Piracy Ring

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eighty albums of recorded Nina Simone performances are said in new court papers to have been put on iTunes and other digital venues without authorization.

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Will the iPad Kill the Publishing Star?

JetLawBlog

iTunes has struggled with this balance since its inception, and publishers most likely will too. The advent of new technology almost inevitably brings pronouncements of existing technology’s death.

Apple Announces New Rules for App Makers

JetLawBlog

Apple says the company will refuse to distribute any apps in the iTunes Store that do not conform to the new rules. Want to know the name of that song playing on the radio? There’s an app for that. Want to take care of an electronic pet all day? There’s an app for that.

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Entertainment Law Update Podcast 44 – Crimes, FOIA, and Blurred Lines

Gordon P. Firemark

Listen here, or subscribe in iTunes, Zune, Blackberry or your favorite podcast app. Listen here, or subscribe in iTunes, Zune, Blackberry or your favorite podcast app. The latest episode of the Entertainment Law Update Podcast is now available. Full show notes available at [link]. Entertainment Law Update Podcast 44 – Crimes, FOIA, and Blurred Lines is a post from: Law Offices of Gordon P. Firemark - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media.

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Monday Morning JetLawg

JetLawBlog

Apple’s purchase of LaLa could be a sign that iTunes is moving to the cloud. In the news. Sprint providing law enforcement with subscribers GPS information. Is Wikipedia becoming an oligarchy ?

Have you checked out my new podcast?

Gordon P. Firemark

You can subscribe to the show in iTunes , or in most other podcatcher software, or you can just listen on the webpage at [link].

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Elvis Presley Estate Fighting Sony Over Royalties

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

million buyout, but then copyright was extended, and consumers moved to digital outlets like iTunes and Spotify. In the 1970s, the King and the Colonel got a $5.4 read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

Pirates vs. Goblins: How the President’s iPod Offers a Copyright Quandry

JetLawBlog

If I legally purchase the soundtrack to Phantom of the Opera from iTunes, am I allowed to give it away–even if it’s just to one person as opposed to everyone on a file-sharing network? The law seemed so much simpler when the walkman ruled the world.

Universal Music Settling Big Class Action Lawsuit Over Digital Royalties (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A deal would mean that all the record majors have resolved claims of cheating artists by treating iTunes downloads as "sales" rather than "licenses."

FTC Beginning to Notice Problems with DRM

JetLawBlog

Using technology to prevent illegitimate copying has generated controversy in the past, particularly with Apple’s popular iTunes music service.

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Counting Crows Latest to Go to Court Over Digital Royalties (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The California rock band claims Universal Music owes them millions of dollars from iTunes and ringtone providers. read more. Music THR Online THR, Esq. Business

Episode 42 – Attack of the Interns

Gordon P. Firemark

Please subscribe in iTunes, Android, Microsoft, Blackberry or your favorite podcatcher. Please subscribe in iTunes, Android, Microsoft, Blackberry or your favorite podcatcher. I’ve just posted the latest episode of my podcast over at Entertainment Law Update.

Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 50 – Raging Bulls on the Starway to Heaven

Gordon P. Firemark

Listen here, subscribe in iTunes or your podcast player, or visit [link] for details about our stories. Listen here, subscribe in iTunes or your podcast player, or visit [link] for details about our stories. The latest episode of my Entertainment Law Update podcast is available.

Appearing on Lawyer2Lawyer show October 28, 2010

Gordon P. Firemark

The show will be available via iTunes, and I’ll also be posting a link and player. -. I’m very pleased to have been invited to appear on the prestigious Lawyer 2 Lawyer podcast on the Legal Talk Network with host Robert Ambrogi.

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Entertainment Law Update – Podcast Episode 51

Gordon P. Firemark

Listen here, subscribe in iTunes or your podcast player, or visit [link] for details about our stories. Listen here, subscribe in iTunes or your podcast player, or visit [link] for details about our stories. The latest episode of my Entertainment Law Update podcast is available.

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Entertainment Law Update Podcast – Episode 4: The Pope & The Little Mermaid turn it up to 11

Gordon P. Firemark

Visit the site to subscribe using iTunes or your favorite RSS Reader. Episode 4 of my Entertainment Law Update podcast is now available. Attorneys can get California MCLE (Continuing Legal Eduction) credit, too! Download Episode (right click). Approximate Running Time: 1:14.

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Musician Sues After Studio Shuts Down 'Twilight' Tribute (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Matt Heart sues Summit after studio forces his song off of YouTube, iTunes, and Amazon. read more. THR, Esq. Music Movies Music

Video Site SpeedCine Makes Streaming Easy

Thompson On Hollywood

He's hoping to build relationships and share data with sites such as Amazon, Netflix and iTunes, and generate revenue from driving traffic to his affiliates, as opposed to just selling ads. Tags: New Distribution Paradigm New Media Viral Video Weblogs Amazon Bob Harris ITunes Netflix new distribution paradigm Reid Rosefelt SpeedCine streaming video Build it, and they will come.

Podcast: More Bunk from the CCIA

Music Technology Policy

Chris has a new podcast up on iTunes and Stitcher “More Bunk from the CCIA&# , subscribe at [link

The MTP Interview: Blake Morgan of ECR Music Group on the #irespectmusic campaign

Music Technology Policy

You can also subscribe to the Music Tech Policy podcast on iTunes. Chris Castle interviews Blake Morgan, head of ECR Music Group and the force behind the #irespectmusic campaign on Pandora, IRFA and the campaign for artist pay for radio play. Theme music by Guy Forsyth. irespectmusic campaign IRFA pandora #irespectmusic Blake Morgan ECR Music Group Pandora Performance Rights

The Curious Timing of “Spotify Untold” the Corporate Bio Book

Music Technology Policy

I would be very curious to know why the authors came away from their research thinking that the major labels were “quite loyal” to iTunes and to Steve Jobs. the format nobody wanted) was because they wanted to compete with iTunes.