Monthly Archives: February 2015

Want to Copyright Recipes? Maybe They Should Rhyme

A Cleveland food fight between former partners is a lesson on the limits of copyright protection. Restaurants open and close faster than ever. Big investments become total losses, and teams turn into opposing parties in court. It’s understandable that people … Continue reading

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Who Did the Copyright Office Neglect in its Music Marketplace Report?

Most musicians and composers owed royalties. Why do I say that? Because the Copyright Office failed to factor in to its “Guiding Principles” the core copyright issue for all musicians and composers below the upper levels of music earnings─ they … Continue reading

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“Copyright and the Music Marketplace” Released Today

The US Copyright office released the 200+ page report a few hours ago. It tries to put today’s broken system of copyright protection of music into historical context and proposes compromises intended to be fair to all interested parties. You … Continue reading

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