Posts Tagged: digital music


Copyright Office Seeks Mechanical Licensing Collective Members

The U.S. Copyright Office recently published a Notice in the Federal Register regarding Title I of the Orrin G. Hatch - Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (…
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

ReDigi 2.0: The Legal Debates Regarding Digital Resale of Copyright Music Likely to Continue

Just after Capitol Records filed its complaint in this litigation, ReDigi launched a new service, called ReDigi 2.0. With ReDigi 2.0, customers would originally download iTunes music files directly …
By Lee Burgunder
2 years ago 2

The Music Modernization Act is Introduced Into U.S. House, Would Create Blanket Licenses for Streaming Music Services

a bipartisan group of Representatives serving on the House Judiciary Committee introduced the Music Modernization Act (H.R. 5447) into the U.S. House of Representatives. Along with …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Digital Resale & Copyrights: Why the Second Circuit Won’t Buy It

In 2011, ReDigi Inc. introduced technology that effectively attempted to establish a secondary market for “used” digital music files, where owners who had legally downloaded music files from …
By Lee Burgunder
3 years ago 5

In the Era of Spotify and Pandora Where Do ASCAP and BMI Fit?

In traditional music recording, artists have had to choose to license their music through major music industry organizations like ASCAP and BMI. In the age of streaming …
By Derek Handova
3 years ago 2

Owners of Prince’s copyrights sue Roc Nation, owned by Jay Z

Entities owning the copyrights to music created by the late pop star Prince had filed suit against Roc Nation, the entertainment company owned by rapper Jay Z, …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Spotify, Pandora land top spots in growing online music streaming sector

A report issued in March of this year found that a full 45 percent of the 119 million people listening to online radio services were tuning into Pandora’s …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

WIPO Director General Says its Time for Legal Digital Marketplace

Looking forward to an intermediate and longer-term horizon, Gurry explained that Member States should seize the moment to work toward establishing a legal global digital marketplace to …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 5

Apple Patent Apps Include 3 For Digital Rights Management

The system laid out in these three interrelated patent applications would create an entire secondhand market for digital content like eBooks, music files and other software by …
By Steve Brachmann
8 years ago 0

Digital Music Reseller Partners with Apple iTunes and Artists

Those who have followed the digital music wars over the years no doubt recall the battles between the Recording Industry and various MP3 file sharing websites. Through …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 1

Digital Property Rights – An Evolving Business Landscape

With the advent and rise of the Internet, digital property rights have become an increasingly hot-topic in the Board rooms and Executive Offices of major companies, particularly …
By Anna Hicks
8 years ago 1

Energy Efficient Apple Device Provides Enhanced Copyright Protection for Digital Music

Last week a patent application on an energy efficient device that provides enhanced copyright protections was published, not surprisingly with Apple, Inc. as the assignee. On Thursday, …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 2

Recording Industry Victory in Usenet File Sharing Case

The recording industry has scored gold in its court battle with Usenet, which advertises itself as a massive online file sharing community. See: Arista Records v. Usenet, 07 …
By Lisa Fantino
11 years ago 3

RIAA Challenges Copyright Hearing Broadcast

While it seems on one hand that the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is standing down its enforcement efforts, there are several reasons to wonder whether …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 0

RIAA Attorney Appointed to Top DOJ Position

What is going on with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)?  After many years of waging a war against anyone and everyone that they thought illegally …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 4