Monthly Archives: June 2012

Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances Signed Today

The Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances signed today in its namesake city at the World Intellectual Property Organization’s diplomatic conference was a happy event on the content side. Representatives of the Screen Actor’s Guild and the Motion Picture Association of … Continue reading

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Historic Radio Performance Royalty Deal Just the Start?

Billboard reported on the agreement announced yesterday for the first ever US performance royalties for terrestrial radio airplay between Clear Channel Media & Entertainment and independent record company Big Machine Label Group. Clear Channel is the largest owner of radio stations. Big Machine’s … Continue reading

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Class Action Certified For Google’s “Sweeping and Undiscriminating” Copying

Seven years into Authors Guild v. Google, Judge Denny Chin of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals certified a class action against Google on May 31. The lawsuit began in 2005 soon after Google’s 2004 launch of its book scanning project. Twelve … Continue reading

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