Month

July 2015
Earlier this week the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) took a big step and went after the website MovieTube and its affiliated sites for illegal streaming (and in some cases, allowing downloading) of movies, particularly ones who are still in theatres. Back in April this year, MovieTube even posted Disney’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” days ahead of...
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In last week’s post we discussed how SAG-AFTRA came to exist as well as a few of the fundamental benefits of affiliation with the organization. If you recall, the purpose of the post was not to address every single detail and benefit of SAG-AFTRA, as that would not be feasible in this forum. However, we...
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It seems like even though the First Amendment has been around since the late 1700s, it never ceases to be tested. While the realm of music has remained mostly protected for free speech, every now and then when certain boundaries are crossed, a court can deem that speech can’t be so “free”. In the recent...
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It seems like Apple might not be the only major company being accused of violating antitrust laws (see the post, Tunesday Tuesday- Apple “Mac-ing” on Other Music Streaming Services’ Profits?). In a major news story for the week, the European Union’s European Commission sent a notice to UK TV provider Sky UK and six US...
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In our last two posts (see here and here) we presented the advantages of performance rights organizations ASCAP and BMI for songwriters, music publishers and music composers. As these two organizations protect the interests of artists in the music industry, SAG-AFTRA is known worldwide as an organization that represents artists in all different areas of...
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