Artist Rights are Human Rights

Music Technology Policy

Artists' rights are human rights. The human rights of artists is a different concept from intellectual property rights, such as copyright. This human right itself derives from the inherent dignity and worth of all persons.

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YouTube, Facebook and Moral Rights

Music Technology Policy

I was honored last year to have been asked to participate in a symposium on moral rights co-sponsored by the U.S. The symposium relates to the Copyright Office Study on the Moral Rights of Attribution and Integrit y. irespectmusic campaign Moral Rights

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Music Rights in Video of Play – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

Scott asks a tricky question about music rights for video of a stage production… Hi, I’m attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

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Music Rights for a Live Show – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

TRANSCRIPT: Ben has a question about music rights for a live show he's planning… Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer common entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level. VIDEO: [link].

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Artist Rights are Human Rights

Music Technology Policy

For a variety of reasons, today is a good day to think about the state of human rights in general, and for me, in the professional creative community in particular. The recent history of the protection of creator rights is a fascinating story. These discussions frequently center on the intellectual property rights of copyright or patent accorded to creators but often assigned to private companies. human rights treaties.

Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – What are Separated Rights?

Gordon P. Firemark

In this Asked & Answered video, I answer a question about separated rights. The Separated Rights provision is One of the most frequently misunderstood parts of the writers Guild contract so stick around… I’ll do what I can to explain. What are Separated Rights?

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Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Grand Rights and Sound Recordings?

Gordon P. Firemark

We all know you need a grand rights license to use a song in a play, but do you also need permission from the record label if you’re also using a recording in the stage presentation? It’s called a GRAND RIGHTS or DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE RIGHTS license.

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The unreasonable expansion of the Right of First Refusal Clause in entertainment contracts.

Gordon P. Firemark

The unreasonable expansion of the Right of First Refusal Clause in entertainment contracts. What is a Right of First Refusal? What is Right of First Negotiation? Often, studios will grant such reservations of rights, but insist on a Right of First Refusal or First Negotiation.

Artist Rights are Human Rights

Music Technology Policy

December 10 is International Human Rights Day. For a variety of reasons, today is a good day to think about the state of human rights in general, and for me, in the professional creative community in particular. The recent history of the protection of creator rights is a fascinating story. These discussions frequently center on the intellectual property rights of copyright or patent accorded to creators but often assigned to private companies. human rights treaties.

Do you need to clear music rights for your social media advertising campaigns? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

TRANSCRIPT: Do you need to clear music rights for your social-media advertising campaigns? So, even if you're only doing a few Facebook or Instagram ads, you'll want to do things right by getting license for the music you use. All right. VIDEO: [link].

Music Modernization Act Becomes Law – Mechanical Rights To Become Easier Just As Performance Rights May Become More Difficult

Broadcast Law Blog

Other provisions were added in the Senate (and then approved again by the House) dealing with matters including pre-1972 sound recordings , Sirius-XM royalties, and the ability of existing music organizations to continue to do direct licenses for mechanical and other rights outside the new statutory system. Performance rights in the United States, until a few years ago, were relatively straightforward.

Patent Rights As Human Rights

Media Law Prof Blog

Yu, Texas A&M University School of Law, is publishing The Anatomy of the Human Rights Framework for Intellectual Property in volume 69 of SMU Law Review (2016). Peter K.

Privacy Rights, Property Rights and Google

Music Technology Policy

Since MTP started in 2006, we have focused primarily on artist rights. Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, there were many comparisons in the press to Microsoft’s encounter with the Senate years before. Sounds fair, right?

Artist's Rights are Human Rights

Music Technology Policy

For a variety of reasons, today is a good day to think about the state of human rights in general, and for me, in the professional creative community in particular. The recent history of the protection of creator rights is a fascinating story. These discussions frequently center on the intellectual property rights of copyright or patent accorded to creators but often assigned to private companies. human rights treaties.

Having a Character in a Play Sing a Song (Grand Rights) – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

She would be performing it unaccompanied OR with very, very limited live accompaniment… My question is two fold: first, can I do this without obtaining rights? And, you guessed it, those are also exclusive rights of the copyright owner. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link].

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Asked & Answered: More about life-rights

Gordon P. Firemark

In this video, I discuss the nature of a life-rights agreement and I explain that there’s no single “Best” form of contract, that deals need to be custom-tailored to the specifics of a situation.

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Post-Mortem Moral Rights

Media Law Prof Blog

Jani McCutcheon, University of Western Australian Faculty of Law, is publishing Death Rights: Legal Personal Representatives of Deceased Authors and the Posthumous Exercise of Moral Rights in the Intellectual Property Quarterly. In numerous jurisdictions, moral rights

Music Rights and Licensing in Theatre (Free Webinar)

Gordon P. Firemark

This Friday, I’ll be presenting a webinar on music rights and licensing in theatre, Admission is free, and space is limited to 50 attendees. You’ll learn about the rights issues that arise in this area, and how to efficiently and effectively secure the permissions needed.

Crowdfunding: How to do it right

Gordon P. Firemark

Crowdfunding: How to do it right. Earlier this year, Congress passed, and President Obama signed into law, the JOBS Act, which among other things, legalizes both debt and equity based crowdfunding. Later this year, the SEC is required to promulgate new rules which will allow companies seeking investment capital to use portals similar to IndieGoGo and KickStarter to solicit investments from qualified people.

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Richard Gere Says He's Being Extorted Over Book Adaptation Rights

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The dispute centers on rights to adapt 'Bones of the Master: A Buddhist Monk's Search for the Lost Heart of China.' read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Chris Castle on Artist’s Right to Streaming Exclusives

Music Technology Policy

via @colaboratorpcn: Douglas Caballero interviews Chris Castle — Artist Rights Watch. Exclusives Spotify Spotify Meltdown artist rights Chris Castle Podcast Colaborator Streaming Exclusive

Marmor on Two Rights of Free Speech: The Right to Speak and the Right to Hear

Media Law Prof Blog

Andrei Marmor, Cornell University Law School, has published Two Rights of Free Speech as Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. My main argument in this paper is that the right to freedom of expression is

Entertainment Law Update Podcast: Episode 62 – SpaceX Photos, Robin Williams’ Right of Publicity, Un-neighborly art, and more

Gordon P. Firemark

Right of Publicity Developments. Rand Paul video pulled for song rights (quick take, for fun). - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -. The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment.

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Google Fires Head of U.S. Copyright Office — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

Copyright Office — Artist Rights WatchIn a typically backstabbing lame duck kabuki dance, Google has fired Maria Pallante, the head of the U.S. Copyright Office.

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@MykiAngeline: @The_WIMN: Front And Center: @SoundExchange Senior Director Of Industry And Artist Relations, @LindaBlossBaum — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

[Editor Charlie sez: A must read interview with a true artist rights advocate, Linda Bloss-Baum.]. As the Senior Director of Industry and Artist Relations, Linda Bloss-Buam ensure that artists and rights owners are aware of all the services that SoundExchange has to offer. irespectmusic campaign artist rights Artist Rights are Human Rights Linda Bloss-Baum Myki Angeline Womens International Music Network

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@zoecello, @theblakemorgan, @themisreadcity, @thatkatetaylor at Global Forum on #irespectmusic, artist rights

Music Technology Policy

Once again, MusicCanada’s Global Forum at Canadian Music Week in Toronto gives a major platform to creators to discuss the human rights of artists and how to deal with the Silicon Valley onslaught with a great interview by Kate Taylor of the Globe and Mail.

Ennio Morricone Loses Bid to Reclaim Rights to Film Scores

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge rules that under Italian law, his scores were created as works made for hire. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Music Business THR Online

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An International Right To Privacy?

Media Law Prof Blog

Stephen Schulhofer, New York University School of Law, has published An International Right to Privacy? Be Careful What You Wish For as NYU School of Law Public Law Research Paper No.15-15. Here is the abstract. Nations now have unprecedented capacity

@edchristman: Commercial Radio Group Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Irving Azoff’s Global Music Rights — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

With ASCAP and BMI still under unaltered consent decrees and SESAC agreeing to rate-setting arbitration in a 2015 settlement, the Radio Music Licensing Committee (RMLC) is going for the grand slam with an antitrust lawsuit against boutique performance rights organization Global Music Rights. via @edchristman: Commercial Radio Group Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Irving Azoff’s Global Music Rights — Artist Rights Watch.

We Got Trouble My Friends, Right Here in Music City: The Spotify Meltdown Tour Continues

Music Technology Policy

Simple, right? I’d love to be wrong, but I will bet right now that nothing is going to change at Spotify, Pandora or any of the other tech companies that should be paying close attention to what is happening in these Spotify meetings.

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Happy 5/6 Bill of Rights Day

The Legal Satyricon

by Jay Marshall Wolman We here at the Legal Satyricon are big fans of the Bill of Rights. Over at the Runt Piglet Squeals, the official blog of the Third Amendment Lawyers Association, I have a post discussing the less commonly understood history of the proposal and ratification of the Bill of Rights. lulz misc article the first bill of rights congressional apportionment

Drones and Privacy Rights

The Legal Satyricon

Shameless plug: I appeared on Fox 25 Boston last night discussing issues relating to privacy rights and personal use drones that take surveillance video. Link to the article is here: [link] Video: Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston And a companion piece I wrote: [link] Filed under: awesomeness, life, right of publicity, [.]. awesomeness life right of publicity tech news

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Marmor on Two Rights of Free Speech @CornellLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Andrei Marmor, Cornell University Law School, has published Two Rights of Free Speech at 31 Ratio Juris 139 (2018). My main argument in this paper is that the right to freedom of expression is not a

Communications About Rights Speech

Media Law Prof Blog

Timothy Zick, William & Mary Law School, has published Rights Speech as William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-275. Here is the abstract. Freedom of speech has a complex and dynamic relationship with a number of other constitutional

The Weinstein Co. Sued Over Rights to Armie Hammer Film

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The producer alleges Weinstein got a license agreement through fraudulent inducement, and wants the deal declared void and not part of any TWC asset sale. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online The Weinstein Company

@IRMPodcast #2: @RadioCleveKKG Interviews @theblakemorgan about #irespectmusic — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

via @IRMPodcast #2: @RadioCleveKKG Interviews @theblakemorgan about #irespectmusic — Artist Rights Watch. Here’s the latest installment in the #irespectmusic podcast ! Karoline Kramer Gould interviews Blake Morgan about how #irespectmusic got started.

The Importance of Controlling Rights Data

Music Technology Policy

What’s the point of having good metadata and rights information for licensing? This is something to keep in mind when dealing with companies that want to collect your rights data and aggregate it into a database that they can then sell. (An Make sure you have a written data confidentiality agreement that allows you to terminate any rights in the case of an assignment, sale or other transfer of the licensee’s company or assets.

The Scope of IP Rights

Media Law Prof Blog

McKenna, Notre Dame Law School, have published The Scope of IP Rights. Mark A. Lemley, Stanford Law School, and Mark P. Here is the abstract. Intellectual property (IP) law doctrines fall into three basic categories: validity, infringement and defenses. Virtually

Copyright As an Access Right

Media Law Prof Blog

BMG Rights Leads the Way on Enforcing DMCA Predicates

Music Technology Policy

And BMG Rights Management is the only music publisher we know of to take direct action against an ISP for failing to enforce a repeat infringer policy–and, most importantly, to win their case by denying the ISP any safe harbor protection. It’s been an interesting few months for Big Tech’s safe harbor protections under copyright law and the antonymous Communications Decency Act.

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@MusicFirst: Congress, end a longstanding injustice for legacy music creators #irespectmusic — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

via @MusicFirst: Congress, end a longstanding injustice for legacy music creators #irespectmusic — Artist Rights Watch. irespectmusic campaign artist rights CLASSICS Act Music Modernization Act Pre-72 Sound Recordings Chris Israel musicfirstOtis Redding sat on the dock of the bay in 1967. Roy Orbison sang for the lonely in 1960. Miles Davis was kind of blue in 1959.

Individuals' Rights Online

Media Law Prof Blog

Arnold Roosendaal, TNO Information and Communication Technology in Delft, has published Digital Personae and Profiles in Law: Protecting Individuals'' Rights in Online Contexts.

University of Georgia Announces Blockchain-Free Artists’ Rights Music Conference With Actual Artists

Music Technology Policy

Today they announced an Artists’ Rights Symposium that looks to be free of product pitches, blockchain promoters, AI cultists, dull venture capitalists, tedious Ted Talks hedgehogs, and the other shifty carnies of post-digital music eventspace. ARTISTS RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM. Traditionally music creators and rights holders have resorted to federal copyright infringement lawsuits to rectify these problems.