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ASCAP Gives Radio Internet Simulcast Rights
Posted by: elliot on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 - 04:44 AM
Music Law The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers announced on October 18, 2004. that it has reached a 1.7 billion dollar deal with the Radio Music License Committee to let stations simulcast their on-air content over the Internet.

Read the article at CNet News.

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NY District Court Strikes Music Bootlegging Law
Posted by: elliot on Sunday, September 26, 2004 - 05:30 AM
Music Law U.S. District Judge Harold Baer Jr. dismissed a federal indictment of Jean Martignon, who runs a Manhattan mail-order and Internet business that sells bootleg recordings. The judge struck down a 1994 law banning the sale of bootleg recordings of live music, ruling the law unfairly grants "seemingly perpetual protection" to the original performances. Cf. U.S. v. Moghadam, 175 F 3d 1269, 1272 (11th Cir. 1999).

Read the article here.

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De Minimus Sampling Illegal
Posted by: elliot on Saturday, September 11, 2004 - 09:18 AM
Music Law The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals (TN) held digital sampling of a sound recording, no matter how minimal, constitutes copyright infringement. See Bridgeport Music, Inc. et al. v. Dimension Films et al.; Case Nos. 02-6521, 03-5738; September 7, 2004. Read the decision here.

Cf. Newton v. Diamond, Horowitz, and Yauch; 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (CA), 349 F 3rd 591, Nov. 4, 2003. Read the decision here.

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MP3 Developers Adding Digital Rights Management
Posted by: elliot on Tuesday, March 02, 2004 - 06:45 AM
Music Law Thomson and Fraunhofer, the companies that license and own the patents to MP3 digital music technology, are creating a new digital rights management add-on for the popular format, which should be available by the end of 2004.

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Parody of a Musical Composition
Posted by: elliot on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 - 11:50 AM
Music Law Is parody a viable defense to claimed copyright infringement of a purely musical composition by the author of the initial work?

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P2P Downloading Legal In Canada
Posted by: elliot on Monday, December 15, 2003 - 05:50 AM
Music Law Downloading copyrighted music from peer-to-peer networks is legal in Canada, although uploading files is not, Canadian copyright regulators said in a ruling released Friday.

Read the article here

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Online Music To Boom in 2004
Posted by: elliot on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 07:14 PM
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