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2011-11-16 08:48:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A large coalition of singers, songwriters and performing Artists have joined Internet media mogul Alki David and, through their counsel, Baker Marquart LLP, have re-filed a massive copyright infringement lawsuit implicating millions and potentially billions of dollars in revenues obtained by CBS subsidiaries CNET and CBS Interactive through fostering and popularizing piracy of copyrighted works. The complaint, brought on behalf of Alki David and...

2011-11-16 08:02:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SoundExchange announced today the appointment of Jonathan C. Bender to the role of chief operating officer (COO). Jonathan will assume responsibility for the organization's operational structure, including oversight of distribution and account services. He will also oversee repertoire management and the organization's database for tracking, collecting and distributing music royalties on behalf of artists and record labels. "As we move...

Copyright – A Conceptual Battle In A Digital Age
2011-11-03 13:35:50

What is it about copyright that doesn´t work in the digital society? Why do millions of people think it´s OK to break the law when it comes to file sharing in particular? Sociology of law researcher Stefan Larsson from Lund University believes that legal metaphors and old-fashioned mindsets contribute to the confusion and widening gaps between legislation and the prevailing norms. Our language is made up of metaphors, even in our legal texts. Stefan Larsson has studied what...

2011-10-25 10:02:00

"World's Biggest" Sound Recording Performance Rights Organization Delivers $88 Million in Q3 to 18,300 Artists and Labels WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SoundExchange announced today that it has distributed nearly $88 million to more than 18,300 payees designated by recording artists and labels during the third quarter of 2011. SoundExchange is the non-profit performance rights organization (PRO) that was appointed by the Copyright Royalty Board to collect and...

2011-10-18 13:07:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, today announces the publication of the 2011 Cumulative Supplement to Copyright Law Deskbook. The new supplement provides important updates on new issues and the latest case law relating to copyright standards. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO) Copyright Law Deskbook expertly addresses the law and practice of copyright. It provides a...

2011-10-07 14:49:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.K. Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society, the Norwegian Nonfiction Writers and Translators Association, the Swedish Writers Union, The Writers' Union of Canada, University of Oslo professor Helge Ronning, Swedish novelist Erik Grundstrom, and American novelist J. R. Salamanca are among the new plaintiffs in an amended complaint filed today in Authors Guild v. HathiTrust. The defendant universities have pooled scans of about 7 million...

2011-09-30 10:19:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A. ("Louis Vuitton"), part of LVMH, the world's leading luxury group, announced today that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal recently sustained the contributory liability and statutory damage award as against both appellants in the suit it filed in 2007 against the California based Internet hosting business of Akanoc Solutions, Inc., Managed Solutions Group, Inc., and Steven Chen (the "Akanoc Defendants"). On August 28,...

Authors Sue U.S. Universities for Copyright Infringement
2011-09-14 04:59:18

  Five American universities participating in a program to digitize books are being sued by authors in the U.S., the U.K., Canada and Australia, claiming that they have obtained unauthorized scans of millions of copyright-protected manuscripts, various media outlets reported Tuesday. Telegraph reporter Nick Allen reports that the lawsuit, which was filed in Manhattan, claims that the University of Michigan, the University of Wisconsin, the University of California, Indiana...

2011-09-13 14:05:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Authors Guild, the Australian Society of Authors, the Union Des Ecrivaines et des Ecrivains Quebecois (UNEQ), and eight individual authors have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in federal court against HathiTrust, the University of Michigan, the University of California, the University of Wisconsin, Indiana University, and Cornell University. Plaintiff authors include children's book author and illustrator Pat Cummings, novelists Angelo...

2011-09-06 12:45:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National non-profit Future of Music Coalition (FMC) ( http://futureofmusic.org ), which focuses on education, research and advocacy for musicians, launched the next phase of its ambitious Artist Revenue Streams project today with a detailed online survey for musicians and composers. The survey can be taken at http://futureofmusic.org/ars and is available until October 28, 2011. The survey is one part of a multi-method research effort to assess...