Alliance Applauds House Passage of the CASE Act
Copyright Alliance applauded this evening’s passage of the CASE Act (H.R. 2426)
by the House of Representatives, by a vote of 410-6. [Now on to the Senate]
CASE Act: Your Questions Answered
Guild) -- Extremely few authors or other creators have the ability to enforce
their copyrights. Federal civil litigation is the only means of doing so under
the current law and it is far too expensive—at least $400,000 or so, which is
much greater than the value of most writers’ copyright claims and well beyond
the means of most authors, for whom copyright is a right without a remedy.
Hence the need for a small copyright claims court.
Fees Proposed for U.S. Copyright Office Services
By Karyn A.
Temple, Register of Copyrights -- Let’s talk about fees. Not everyone’s
favorite topic, I’ll admit, but it’s something the Copyright Office could not
the Way the Music Industry Interacts with Data: Q&A with Entertainment
Intelligence Founder Greg Delaney
Meaninglessness of Music Charts
(The Economist) -- With each streaming platform crowning a different champion
each week, it has become impossible to tell which artists are truly popular.
Griffiths (Synchtank) – Round up of recent music publishing news.
Owes $7.4M Leaving 'Little Prospect' That Artists Will Be Paid says UK Court
Houghton (HypeBot) -- … the company operated under the premise that the money
that fans were paying to artists via PledgeMusic to help them crowdfund
recordings and other projects, was legally the company's to spend.
Are Concerts About To Become
Mehtab (BBC) -- Elton John app lets concert audiences mix his music.
Truly Makes a Fan
In this piece, Fred Jacobs compares radio and sports fans, highlighting the
value of cultivating long-term enthusiasts, and the limits of numbers and data
in defining passion.
Age of TV’ Gives Boost to Music Industry
Siddique (The Guardian) -- At a time when many critics believe we are living
golden age of TV, it seems no new drama with aspirations to
credibility is complete without a soundtrack to match.
Instrument Tied To Auspicious Accelerator
(Internet Shots) -- In Could 2019, a Berlin-based, classically-trained symphony
composer with a passion for changing outdated scientific gear into musical
devices has given new life to an amplifier used inside a traditionally vital
particle accelerator … (and) introduced a thriller:
Does Cannabis Sound Like? ‘Sticky Situation’ Extracts Music From the Plant
the Tune on Tortured Artists and Musicians’ Mental Health
Statement) -- The tortured songwriter. What’s bad for your heart is good for
your art. Depression, anxiety and addiction have long been considered part
of the unpredictable lives of working musicians, especially those on the road.
But a younger generation is trying to change that tune.
Lines of Code That Changed Everything
(Slate) -- Apollo
11, the JPEG, the first pop-up ad, and 33 other bits of software that have
transformed our world.
Street: Kermit and Joey Sing the Alphabet