Cory Doctorow has a post on the EFF’s Deep Thoughts…sorry…Deep Links blog that proposes “A Plan to Pay Artists.” MTP readers probably need no further information to know what’s coming next without even reading Mr. Doctorow’s post. It’s the old ISP licensing hash rehashed and served up as if nothing happened–but using The MLC as […]
The Copyright Office has posted notices of proposed rules on four topics: Confidential information, royalty reporting by MLC, the transparency of the MLC, and the notices and reporting. Lots to drill down on, thanks to the Copyright Office for all the work on these which must have been a tremendous effort.
The services want to codify their ability to change song titles to whatever they think works better for them. Shall we stop them?
Always read the footnotes. Remember how we all were told that the services were going to pay for the administrative costs of operating the Mechanical Licensing Collective under the Music Modernization Act. And that songwriters would benefit because there would be no administrative costs for the mechanical royalties collected and paid by the MLC. (This […]
[This post originally appeared in the MusicTechPolicy Monthly Newsletter before the announcement of the MLC vendors.] Title I of the Music Modernization Act is clear about a few things, one of which is the creation of the “musical works database.” That database is for a specific purpose-it is to be used by the mechanical licensing […]
Who can forget the nightmare of the Justice Department’s counterproductive flirtation with 100% licensing the last time the DOJ reviewed the consent decrees. (We covered the 100% licensing head fake in a podcast and a guide to 100% licensing.) Since then, the Congress passed the Music Modernization Act, which includes a massive overhaul of the mechanical […]
[This post first appeared on MusicTech.Solutions] Even though they have a long history, Presidential Signing Statements are not exactly front and center in every civics class or constitutional public law class in America. You may be hearing about them for the first time now. But that doesn’t mean they have not been an important part […]