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

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

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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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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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.

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

@rachelrwithers: Amazon Owes Wikipedia Big-Time — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

via @rachelrwithers: Amazon Owes Wikipedia Big-Time — Artist Rights Watch Amazon gave $1 million to Wikipedia–and gets way more out of the deal than the charity.

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.

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].

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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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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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

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.

Facebook and the Enemy Within: T-Bone Burnett’s Keynote at SXSW 2019 — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

As usual, Henry gives an extremely relevant and literate dissertation on the loss of humanity imposed on us by Big Brother’s youngest sibling, Mark Zuckerberg–the boy who wouldn’t grow up, but who instead created an app for Room 101. Please listen to T Bone when you have a quiet hour to yourself.

ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees Under Review – How Performing Rights Organizations, Antitrust Policy and Statutory Licenses Could Create a Controversy

Broadcast Law Blog

Those consent decrees, which have been in place since the 1940s, among other things require that these Performing Rights Organizations treat all songwriters alike in distributions based on how often their songs are played, and that they treat all services alike with users that provide the same kind of service all paying the same rate structure. Thus, moving toward an unregulated system simply does not seem possible in the current world of music 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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@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.

@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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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

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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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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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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Where Was the Board? Some Thoughts on Potential Legal Issues in Pledge Music “Administration” Bankruptcy–Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

[This post first appeared on Artist Rights Watch ]. This is not intended as legal advice and if you’re involved in the Pledge situation you need your own lawyers and you need them right now. Artist Rights Groups.

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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

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

@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 Rights Suit by Radio Music License Committee Against GMR Moved to California Courts – No End in Sight?

Broadcast Law Blog

This week, the lawsuit brought by the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) against new performing rights organization GMR (Global Music Rights ) for alleged violations of the antitrust laws was determined by a court in Pennsylvania to have been brought in the wrong place – and transferred to a court in California. Broadcast Performance Royalty Intellectual Property Music Rights Global Music Rights GMR antitrust litigation GMR interim license RMLC

@richardjburgess: The So-Called ‘Local Radio Freedom Act’ Is Actually an Anti-Creator, Anti-Property-Rights Bill — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

In fact, it is an anti-creator, anti-property-rights bill. via @richardjburgess: The So-Called ‘Local Radio Freedom Act’ Is Actually an Anti-Creator, Anti-Property-Rights Bill — Artist Rights Watch The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and its army of highly paid lobbyists are asking Members of Congress to cosponsor a bill that they have the nerve to call the Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA).

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

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.

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.

Copyright As an Access Right

Media Law Prof Blog