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Music Modernization Act – Episode 1 – A New Deal For Online Music Licensing
The creation of a new compulsory blanket licensing system for mechanical works, along with a new mechanical licensing collective to administer these licences is set to put an end to years of uncertainties ...
United States
23 Jan 2019
Music Sampling Back In "Vogue"
With its decision in VMG Salsoul v. Ciccone, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals created a circuit split that could greatly impact copyright infringement claims based on unlicensed music sampling.
United States
16 Jun 2016
"Blurred Lines" But Clear Verdict: Jury Awards Gaye Estate $7.3 Million In Damages For Copyright Infringement
In a verdict on March 10, a Los Angeles federal jury decided "Blurred Lines," written by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, substantially borrowed from Marvin Gaye’s 1977 classic "Got To Give It Up" without permission.
United States
16 Mar 2015
Florida’s Rose By Any Other Name: A "Music Service […] Is A Music Service;" Unless It’s An Information Service
Recently, the Florida Department of Revenue ("Department") issued companion advisory opinions 14A19-005 and -006. The Department found that purchases and rentals of online movies and music are not subject to sales tax.
United States
9 Feb 2015
AFofM Commercials Contract Term Extended Through 2/14/14
The ANA-4A’s Joint Policy Committee and the American Federation of Musicians have mutually agreed to an extension of the current Commercial Announcements Agreement through February 14, 2014.
United States
12 Nov 2013
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