Content Policy Report December 20, 2013

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900 19th Street NW | 8th Floor | Washington D.C. 20006 Tel: (202) 327-8100 | Fax: (202) 327-8101 “Weekly copyright related summary of issues, including congressional, judicial, administration, international and industry updates, provided courtesy of  American Continental Group (ACG).”I. Summary of Issues: Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) introduces the Next Generation Television Marketplace Act; a BMI/Pandora rate court rules that Pandora does not have a universal music license that includes works from publishers who have withdrawn their digi … [Read more...]

Content Policy Report December 13, 2013

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900 19th Street NW | 8th Floor | Washington D.C. 20006 Tel: (202) 327-8100 | Fax: (202) 327-8101   “Weekly copyright related summary of issues, including congressional, judicial, administration, international and industry updates, provided courtesy of  American Continental Group (ACG).”I. Summary of Issues: The Senate confirms House IP Subcommittee Ranking Member Mel Watt (D-NC) as Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA); the U.S. House of Representatives passes a bipartisan budget deal that replaces 201 … [Read more...]

Kids Copyright and Conversation

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A periodic series just talking with kids to see where their interests, behaviors, and understanding intersect or diverge. No judgments, but perhaps some insights into where opportunities to connect and educate might be… Elliott is 10 years old. He’s been gaming since he was 5. It is his passion. His parents keep a watchful eye on whether and when it’s occupying too much of his time and attention. On the other hand, they provided the constructive opportunity for him to start learning game design. Watch:Here Elliott talks about copyr … [Read more...]

Intelligentsia Round-Up – Fair Use

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Fair Use by Google Books? Fair Use by GoldieBlox? Is copyright law being turned on its already-spinning head? Music Intelligentsia presents the commentary of 10 highly regarded experts regarding this important and controversial issue.For quick reference, please use the links below to go directly to a particular commentary.Contents Dennis Dreith(Music Composer, Orchestrator, Advocate) Amanda Harcourt(International IP Consultant) Casey Rae(Interim Executive Director, Future of Music Coalition) Charles J. Sanders(Outside General … [Read more...]

An Interview with Alfons Karabuda

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Alfons Karabuda is the President of ECSA (European Composer and Songwriter Alliance), which is comprised of 40 organizations representing professional composers and songwriters of all genres in 22 European countries. ECSA’s principle mission is “to defend and promote the rights of music writers at a European and international level by legal means and to also advocate for equitable commercial conditions for composers and songwriters.” Karabuda is also Chairman of the Swedish Society of Popular Music Composers and Chairman of the Polar Music Prize … [Read more...]