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

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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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.

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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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. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link].

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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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.

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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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.

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

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.

Simmons and Means on Constructing a Coherent Right of Publicity Statute @Kirland_Ellis

Media Law Prof Blog

Simmons and Miranda Means, both of Kirkland & Ellis, have published Split Personality: Constructing a Coherent Right of Publicity Statute, at 10 Landslade (May-June, 2018). The right of publicity is a growing battleground, on Joshua L.

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

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

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

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

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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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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@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.

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?

Drake Steps Toward Trial in Lawsuit Over His Likeness Rights

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The artist claims a publisher/management company used his photo and name on its website without permission or a license. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Drake

Rothman on The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined For a Public World (Introduction) @profrothman

Media Law Prof Blog

Jennifer Rothman, Loyola Law School (Los Angeles), has published The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined for a Public World (Introduction) (Harvard University Press, 2018). THE RIGHT OF PUBLICITY: PRIVACY REIMAGINED FOR A PUBLIC WORLD (Harvard University

What’s Up With Music Rights for Broadcasters and Webcasters? – A Presentation on Pending Issues

Broadcast Law Blog

While this summer has perhaps not brought the big headlines in trade press about copyright issues involving broadcasters – particularly in the area of music rights – there still are many issues that are active. I also mentioned that broadcasters may be soon hearing from Global Music Rights (“GMR”), a new PRO formed by Irving Azoff to represent songwriters who have withdrawn from ASCAP and BMI.

@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.

Patricia Okoumou explains immigrant rights for Donald Trump

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Patricia Okoumou explains immigrant rights for Donald Trump

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.

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

@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.

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.

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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Redbox Demands Disney Lose Right to Enforce Movie Copyrights

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The kiosk giant responds to Disney's lawsuit with its own — raising claims on the competition and advertising front. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

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Spotify’s Latest Wrong Turn: Direct Licenses With Managers for Rights They Don’t Control

Music Technology Policy

Management Agreement : Crucially, managers typically do not (or should not) own the rights to either songs or recordings created by their artist clients. They also typically do not (and should not) have the right to sign license agreements in the name of their artist clients.

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.

An Introduction To Arkansas's 2016 Publicity Rights Act

Media Law Prof Blog

Professor Uché Ewelukwa Ofodile, University of Arkansas School of Law, on Arkansas's 2016 Publicity Rights Act (the Frank Broyles Act

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Dinwoodie and Richardson on Publicity Rights and Personality Rights and the Media @ElgarPublishing

Media Law Prof Blog

Dinwoodie, University of Oxford Faculty of Law, and Megan Richardson, Melbourne Law School, have published Publicity Right, Personality Right, or Just Confusion? Graeme B.

Jay-Z Triumphs in "Big Pimpin" Appeal as Egyptians Can't Enforce Moral Rights

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The rapper and producer Timbaland were accused of mutilating a song first featured in a 1960 Egyptian film. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Music Business THR Online

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Paul McCartney Claims Sony Is Devaluing His Beatles Rights by Attempt to Delay Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

His lawyer also tells a judge that without resolution to his attempt to reclaim rights, McCartney would be exposing himself — and others — to liability.

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Quintais on Untangling the Hyperlinking Web: In Search of the Online Right of Communication to the Public @JPQuintais

Media Law Prof Blog

João Quintais, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law, has published Untangling the Hyperlinking Web: In Search of the Online Right of Communication to the Public at 2018 J.

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New National "Right to Work" Bill Threatens Hollywood Unions

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Legislation is “a backdoor attempt at bankrupting labor unions,” say Congressional Democrats. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Home Business THR Online Labor Politics