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. Intellectual property rights are created by national laws, and the human rights of artists are recognized as the fundamental rights of all persons by all of the central human rights documents to which hundreds of countries have agreed. And doesn’t that just sound like a human rights violation?

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.

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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. Moral rights is a key area of the law of copyright that is sadly lacking in the United States and an important legal tool to protect the rights of artists. Others that are not mentioned in Berne include the right of first publication (which the U.S.

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.

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. We tour internationally and in every contract the producer or venue pays the ASCAP or other performing rights society fee for the music that is used in our performances. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link].

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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? Separated Rights are a group of rights that writers of original material receive under the Writers Guild of America Minimum Basic Agreement.

UK Parliament’s Inquiry into the Economics of Streaming

Music Technology Policy

If you're interested in artist rights and the streaming corrosion, this will be must-see TV. brokenrecord artist rights Artist Rights are Human Rights Streaming Meltdown ed o'brien Inquiry into Economics of Streaming Tom GrayThanks to the #BrokenRecord campaign and especially Tom Gray of Gomez, the UK Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee is conducing an inquiry into the economics of streaming.

20 Questions for New Artists: Performing Rights Organization Affiliations

Music Technology Policy

There is a bit of strategy involved with affiliating with a performing rights organization in the United States. The decision to affiliate with a particular society should be made after the artist/writer has taken some meetings with the performing rights society and decided if there’s more love coming from one than another. Shane McAnally left ASCAP to join Global Music Rights, or tried to. 20 questions for new artists ascap BMI Global Music Rights Shane McAnally

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.

Rights of Publicity and Privacy in True Crime Stories – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

When you get into using people’s names, likenesses, and personas, you’re talking about either Rights of Publicity or Rights of Privacy. The Right of Publicity is recognized in about half of the US States, as well as some foreign countries. This is the right of a person to control any kind of commercial uses of his or her name, likeness or persona. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link].

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. That trend is toward expanding the scope of a Right of First Refusal and First Negotiation clause(s) in such a way as to unreasonably encumber things, even after the studio or network has “passed” on a project. What is a Right of First Refusal? What is Right of First Negotiation? What is a Right of Last Refusal?

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. ” OK, Ben, here's the situation… First off, it's great and appropriate that you're asking about the rights. What distinguishes Grand from Small rights? VIDEO: [link].

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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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Lunney on A Natural Right To Copy

Media Law Prof Blog

Texas A&M University School of Law, has published A Natural Right to Copy. Glynn S. Lunney, Jr., Here is the abstract. In this symposium, we gather to celebrate the work of Wendy Gordon. In this essay, I revisit her article

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. Here is the abstract. Since the U.N. Sub-Commission on the Promotion

Privacy Rights, Property Rights and Google

Music Technology Policy

Since MTP started in 2006, we have focused primarily on artist rights. Whether the topic is fair royalties, brand sponsored piracy or a lack of respect for the human rights of artists, the basic theme is that the hyper commoditization of music and artists is dehumanizing and has sucked both the creativity and value out of generations of musicians and artists, particularly recording artists. Class A shares had customary voting rights, one share one vote. Sounds fair, right?

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. Ros wants to know about the type of agreement needed when preparing a biopic about a person based on conversations and letters from the subject.

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. The post Having a Character in a Play Sing a Song (Grand Rights) – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link].

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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. I’ll explore the various ways in which music is used in theatrical entertainment, from traditional- and jukebox musicals, to incidental, scene-change music, to concert and cabaret performance.

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

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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Obama 'troubled' by attempts to upend election from Republicans, right-wing media

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Obama 'troubled' by attempts to upend election from Republicans, right-wing media

@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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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

Ayoubi on Deciphering the "Right to Read" Under International Human Rights Law @Lida_Ayoubi

Media Law Prof Blog

LIda Ayoubi, Auckland University of Technology, Law School, is publishing Deciphering the 'Right to Read' under International Human Rights Law: A Normative Framework for Equal Access in volume 36 of the Wisconsin International Law Journal (2019).

@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.

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.

Save the Date: April 16, UGA Artist Rights Symposium II Music in the Time of the Virus

Music Technology Policy

The second Artist Rights Symposium is back at the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia at Athens. UGA Artist Rights Symposium Cain's Ballroom chris castle David Lowery Jerry Lima Julie Watston Madison House boooking Small Business Administration Zvi RosenInstead of a two-day in person event, the Symposium is going to be one topic a week for April and may extend into May and June. The panels will be recorded and videos posted.

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.

New Service Uses AI To Help Startups Connect With The Right Lawyer

Media Law

It also aims to enhance diversity on both sides of the equation — helping diverse founders get the right legal help and encouraging diversity among law firms hired by startups.

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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

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 post Entertainment Law Update Podcast: Episode 62 – SpaceX Photos, Robin Williams’ Right of Publicity, Un-neighborly art, and more originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P. The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment.

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Drones and Privacy Rights

The Legal Satyricon

By Jay Wolman 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, with video, is here: [link] And a companion piece I wrote: [link] Filed under: awesomeness, life, right of publicity, tech news. awesomeness life right of publicity tech news

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 Here is the abstract.

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.

Asked & Answered: Can co-writers exclude music rights from screenplay rights?

Gordon P. Firemark

Yes, it is possible, in a collaboration agreement, to separate rights in certain components of the work, so that a composer retains all rights in the songs, while the parties share equally (or according to some other formula) in the other components. What rights do I need?

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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? We are not really sure how to navigate through the music licensing channels and wanted to ask: In terms of agreements for paid ads specifically through Facebook and other social media platforms (not including TV or radio) that are only to get our name out there to help get clientele do we need the full rights to a song? All right. VIDEO: [link].

Suffolk’s LIT Lab Releases Eviction Moratorium Tool to Help Tenants Exercise their Rights

Media Law

Suffolk University Law School’s Legal Innovation and Technology (LIT) Lab today released a free tool that helps tenants exercise their rights under the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)’s recent eviction moratorium order.

@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. irespectmusic campaign artist rights #irespectmusic Blake Morgan Canadian Music Week Global Forum Mayor John Tory Music Canada Scott Timberg Toronto zoe keating

The MTP Interview: David Lowery on artist rights

Music Technology Policy

artist rights David Lowery MTP Podcasts MTP Podcast A blast from the past: My extended interview with David Lowery about the formation of his Trichordist blog, the “Letter to Emily”, and more. Theme music by Guy Forsyth , “Where’d You Get the Music?” ” Terms of use available here.

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Scalzini on The New Related Right for Press Publishers: What Way Forward? @SilviaScalzini

Media Law Prof Blog

Silvia Scalzini, Luiss Guido Carli University Department of Law, is publishing The New Related Right for Press Publishers: What Way Forward? in Handbook of European Copyright Law (Eleanora Rosati, ed., Routledge, 2020) (Forthcoming). Here is the abstract. Following the entry

Knowing Employee Legal Rights

The Legal Satyricon

by Jay Marshall Wolman, CIPP/US Shameless self-promotion: Today, I had the privilege of presenting “Knowing Employee Legal Rights” to a Cornell Alumni Leadership Lunch and Learn along with Prof. David Sherwyn. Video is here: https://vod.video.cornell.edu/media/Leadership+Lunch+and+Learn+Knowing+Employee+Legal+Rights/1_lymufsk9 Enjoy!Filed Filed under: misc.

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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. This is a real tragedy because Register Pallante was even handed and concerned about treating everyone involved with copyright fairly–consumers as well as creators, not to mention cooperating with Google and Amazon in permitting the […]. via Google Fires Head of U.S.