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2014-02-28 23:00:30

Copyright laws are woefully outdated, but lawmakers in Washington are finally starting to pay attention and take action. That’s according to U.S. Register of Copyrights Hon. Maria A. Pallante, who addressed hundreds of experts and law students at the 58th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference held Feb. 28, at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Copyright laws are woefully outdated, but lawmakers in Washington are finally starting to pay attention and...

2014-02-04 12:23:50

Announces Record-Setting $170.4 Million Paid to Artists and Labels in Fourth Quarter 2013 WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SoundExchange, which celebrated its ten year anniversary in 2013, closed out the year with another record-setting distribution, paying $170.4 million to recording artists and record labels in the fourth quarter. Total year-end digital radio royalty payments reached an all-time high of approximately $590.4 million (up 28 percent from 2012). Since...

2014-01-16 08:25:52

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SoundExchange announced today Michael Huppe will continue to serve as its President and CEO through 2018. Huppe will continue to be responsible for setting the strategic direction of SoundExchange, managing its day-to-day operations, and ensuring its long-term growth in service of the music industry. Since taking the helm in 2011, Huppe has successfully guided the organization through a period of exponential growth and...

2014-01-14 08:27:17

SoundExchange First of Its Kind to Offer Artists and Rights Owners Monthly Performance Royalties WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning this month, SoundExchange will provide monthly royalties to artists, labels and rights owners signed up to receive electronic payments. Previously, SoundExchange sent royalty payments quarterly to its registrants, and is now the first sound recording performance rights organization in the world to offer monthly distributions....

US Authors Guild Loses In Court Against Google Books
2013-11-15 11:07:15

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The latest chapter in the ongoing saga of Google Books and whether it constituted “fair use” is over, but whether the book is closed on the matter has yet to be determined. On Thursday Google Inc. won a dismissal in a long-running lawsuit by the US Authors Guild, which sued the search giant, alleging that its plans to create a digital library in essence amounted to copyright infringement. Google was able to defeat the legal action,...

2013-11-14 23:00:50

Google, Inc.’s win Thursday in a lawsuit over the company’s posting millions of books online is a win for authors and the goal of learning, according to an intellectual property professor at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Google, Inc.’s win Thursday in a lawsuit over the company’s posting millions of books online is a win for authors and the goal of learning, according to an intellectual property professor at The John Marshall Law School in...


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