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Eight Mile Style v. Spotify and Harry Fox Agency Amended Complaint

Kerry Muzzey’s Written Testimony to Senate Judiciary

Kerry Muzzey’s Answers to Senators’ Questions for the Record, Senate Judiciary

Emergency Powers of Register of Copyright

Shane McAnally vs. ASCAP Final Award of Arbitration Panel

Why Free Agency Matters: The Coming Changes in Artist Relations (1999)

Wixen v. Pandora Answer by Pandora (Lyricfind)

Tulsi Gabbard v Google Complaint

Wixen Music Publishing v. Pandora Complaint (Lyricfind)

Google Street View Class Action Settlement

Complaint, Estate of Harold Arlen for Stormy Weather and other songs

Song Schedule With Registration Numbers, Arlen Case

March 20, 2019 Draft of European Copyright Directive

Complaint in SoundExchange Lawsuit Against Music Choice

Spotify’s Direct Public Offering Harvard Case Study

Google Buzz Cy Pres Final Order

Artist Organization Letter on Termination Amendment

Cass Sunstein 2010 Memo to White House on Social Media Guidance

2nd Draft of Music Modernization Act 3/22/18 and Adobe compare report of first & second drafts .

CISAC Study on Value Gap by Dr. Stan Liebowitz

Spotify SEC Ruling

[Compare Report] MMA first to second draft

–Equality of governance for songwriters

–Withdraw Transparency in Music Licensing and Ownership Act

–Stop address unknown NOIs and pay retroactive royalties to secretary of state unclaimed property or bank; require Copyright Office to review evidence of search

–Unmatched to be deposited with secretary of state unclaimed property or bank, no market share distributions

–Collective must submit a business plan to committee of DSPs, songwriters, publishers with equal votes

–No retroactive safe harbor for infringement

–Opt out with notice for all US and ex-US copyright owners

–DSPs pre-approve an operating budget for startup costs, no assessment

–CRJs cannot consider costs of collective in setting royalty rates, and cannot be raised in rate proceedings at all

–No safe harbor for willful infringement

Click to access guide-to-doj-ruling-winogradsky-castle1.pdf

The Transparency in Music Licensing and Ownership Act: The Domesday Book Meets A Unicorn

Bluewater Amended Complaint 11-1-17

Spotify Motion for More Definite Statement (no mechanicals)

DOJ Reply Brief 9-5-17

US v. Artem Vaulin (KickAss Torrents)

BMG Rights v. Cox Transcript Denying EFF Amicus Brief

BMG Response to Cox Rule 28(j) Motion on Packingham License

BNA Spotify Settlement Article

Ferrick Class Action Settlement

Five Things Congress Can Do to Stop Mass NOIs

EU Orphan Work Search Criteria

San Bernadino Families v Google et al

Petition for Writ TCA Television Corp et al v McCollum et al (2)

Can Songwriters Demand Answers from CPAs signing statutory royalty certifications?

Mass NOI Executive Summary

Mass NOI Article

Complaint, Estate of Nohemi Gonzalez v. Google, Twitter, Facebook

SONA Reply to DOJ Motion to Dismiss

Flo & Eddie Class Settlement with SiriusXM

DOJ Reply to SONA Complaint

DOJ Notice of Appeal of Stanton Ruling on 100% Licensing

Judge Stanton’s Ruling on 100% Licensing (against DOJ)

Songwriters of North America et al v. DOJ, Loretta Lynch and Renata B. Hesse

Letter From Texas Governor Greg Abbott to Attorney General Lynch Calling on DOJ to Reject Antitrust Division Position on ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees

Copyright Office Rejection of DOJ’s Position on 100% Licensing

MIC Coalition Letter to DOJ Lawyer Renata Hesse

Ruling in Kim Dot Com seizure case

BMI’s Premotion Letter to Judge Stanton re Obama Justice Department Ruling on 100% Licensing

Justice Department Ruling on 100% Licensing and Partial Withdrawal

Copyright Office Report Rejecting 100% Licensing

Justice Department Press Release re Microsoft Settlement, Nov. 2001

Music Creators North America Final Comments to Department of Justice Opposing Full Work Licensing and Partial Withdrawals

YouTube _Pushers of Piracy_ by Maria Schneider

Uber Robotext Class Action


Google v Hood 15-60205-CV0

Lenz v Universal Music Corp Order and Amended Opinion

Yesh Microsoft Status Report

Yesh v Google

Yesh Class Action Tidal et al

Yesh v Slacker Class Action

Lowery v. Spotify – Motion to Dismiss or Transfer

Lowery v. Spotify – Motion to Strike

Karoline Kramer Gould at California Copyright Conference 2/9/16

Ferrick v Spotify Complaint (Filed 1-8-16)-1

2015.12.09 Stipulation and Proposed Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction Aurous Case

40 AGs Amicus Supporting Jim Hood Against Google

RIAA Opposition to Payola

Google FTC Internal Report

DATA SET Album Consumption Wk Ending Nov 2

FCC Payola Rules

Big Radio’s Payola Waiver

AG Jim Hood’s Subpoena of Google

Google v. Hood Amicus Brief by 11 State Attorneys General

Google v Hood Motion to Dismiss 1-12-15

Transcript Boris Feldman Appearance Chancery Court DE pp 11-12

Complaint BMG Rights and Round Hill Music v Cox Communications

Turtles Opposition to Sirius Appeal CA 031120007391

Flo Eddie v Pandora 031119830737

Public Citizen’s Report on Google:  Mission Creep-y: How Google is Quietly Becoming One of the Nation’s Most Powerful Corporations Through It’s Information Collection Empire

Turtles NY Memorandum and Order Denying Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgement

Gmail Litigation Publicly Disclosed Emails

RESPECT Act One Sheet

Capitol Records v. Sirius Sirius XM Order Granting Jury Mot

Google Gmail Litigation, Judge Koh’s Order Ruling Against Google’s MSJ GoogleGmailOrder092613

Flo & Eddie v. Sirius XM (Order on MSJ)

Washington Post on Google Influence Peddling

Google Drugs Shareholder Settlment

Amazon Publishing Deal

Luke Sample Affidavit

The Safe Harbor is Not A Loophole

Sandberg-Gardner Email

Goldieblox Extension After Superbowl

Department of Justice Summary of Evidence Against Megavideo (Adsense confirmation is p. 34, par. 38.c)

2013-11-27 (Dkt 26) Civil Minutes – MTD Aimee Mann Ruling

AG Bruning Statement on YouTube

Anurag Dikshit Plea Bargain with US DOJ

SOPA Transcript Nov 16, 2012

Blackburn Deutche Dear Colleague Letter on IRFA

Nebraska and Oklahoma AGs Letter to Google on YouTube Profits from Monetizing Drug, sex club videos

Califano Letter to Schmidt

AG Hood Exhibits

IFPI Digital Music Report

EU Piracy Report

Christopher S. Reed Blog

Internet Radio Fairness Act

Google Stipulation to Investigate Actions of Google Board Members in Drug Case

Megavideo Indictment

Google’s Shill List

Google Drugs: De Kalb County Pension Fund Shareholder Derivative Complaint Against Google for Breach of Fiducary Duty, Etc.

How Much Do Artists Earn Online?

360 Deals and the California Talent Agencies Act: Are Record Labels Procuring Employment” By Erin M. Jacobson, Esq.

Letter from Chairman Kohl to FTC Regarding Eric Schmidt Testimony

Study of Failures of YouTube Content ID

Floyd Abrams SOPA Letter

CSPAN Video of Google Antitrust Hearing

Eric Schmidts Written Answers to Sen Cornyn’s Request for the Record

Hilary Clinton Letter re Rogue Sites

Guiliani Associates Online Drug Sales Report 2004

Motion to Dismiss, Google Shareholder Lawsuit

Complaint, Google Shareholder Lawsuit

Google Nonprosecution Agreement with Criminal Division DOJ (the “$500 million deal”)

Unhand that Orphan by Chris Castle and Amy Mitchell

Important Contemporary Copyright Cases

• U.S. v. American Soc. of Composers, Authors, Publishers, 627 F.3d 64 (2d Cir. 2010)

• Viacom Int’l, Inc. v. YouTube, Inc., 718 F. Supp. 2d 514 (S.D.N.Y. 2010) (on appeal)

• Arista Records, LLC v. Launch Media, Inc, 578 F.3d 148 (2d Cir. 2009)

• Arista Records, LLC v., Inc., 633 F. Supp. 2d 124 (S.D.N.Y. 2009)

• Cartoon Network LP, LLP v. CSC Holdings, Inc., 536 F.3d 121 (2d Cir. 2008), cert. denied 129 S. Ct. 2980 (2009)

• UMG Recordings, Inc. v. Veoh Networks, Inc., 620 F. Supp. 2d 1081 (C.D. Cal. 2008) (on appeal)

• Live Nation Motor Sports, Inc. v. Davis, No. 3:06-CV-276-L, 2007 WL 79311 (N.D. Tex. 2007)

• Perfect 10, Inc. v., Inc., 508 F.3d 1146 (9th Cir. 2007)

• Sony Pictures Home Entm’t Inc. v. Lott, 471 F. Supp. 2d 716 (N.D. Tex. 2007)

• Wall Data Inc. v. Los Angeles Cty. Sheriff’s Dep’t, 447 F.3d 769 (9th Cir. 2006)

• BMG Music v. Gonzalez, 430 F.3d 888 (7th Cir. 2005)

• Marvel Enters., Inc. v. NCSoft Corp., No. CV04-9253 RGKPLAX, WL 878090 (C.D. Cal. 2005)

• Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd., 545 U.S. 913 (2005)

• In re Aimster Copyright Litigation, 334 F.3d 643 (7th Cir. 2003)

• Kelly v. Arriba Soft Corp., 336 F.3d 811 (9th Cir. 2003)

• A&M Records, Inc. v. Napster, Inc., 239 F.3d 1004 (9th Cir. 2001)

• Adobe Systems Inc. v. One Stop Micro, Inc., 84 F. Supp. 2d 1086 (N.D. Cal. 2000)

• UMG Recordings v., 92 F. Supp. 2d 349 (S.D.N.Y. 2000)

• Worldwide Church of God v. Philadelphia Church of God, 227 F.3d 1110 (9th Cir. 2000)

• Recording Industry Ass’n of Am. v. Diamond Multimedia Sys. Inc., 180 F.3d 1072 (9th Cir. 1999)

• Hotaling v. Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 118 F.3d 119 (4th Cir. 1997)

• Fonovisa, Inc. v. Cherry Auction, Inc., 76 F.3d 259 (9th Cir. 1996)

• Gladys Music, Inc. v. Arch Music Co., Inc., 150 U.S.P.Q. 26 (S.D.N.Y 1966)

• American Geophysical Union v. Texaco, Inc., 60 F.3d 913 (2d Cir. 1994)

• Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc., 510 U.S. 569 (1994)

• Sega Enters. Ltd. v. MAPHIA, 857 F. Supp. 679, 687 (N.D. Cal. 1994)

• MAI Sys. Corp. v. Peak Computer, Inc., 991 F.2d 511 (9th Cir. 1993)

• Basic Books, Inv. v. Kinkos Graphics Corp., 758 F. Supp. 1522 (S.D.N.Y. 1991)

• S.O.S., Inc. v. Payday, Inc., 886 F.2d 1081 (9th Cir. 1989)

• Harper & Row Publishers, Inc. v. Nation Enters., 471 U.S. 539 (1985)

• Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Nintendo Co., 615 F. Supp. 838 (S.D.N.Y 1985)

• Sony Corp. of Am. V. Universal City Studios, Inc. 464 U.S. 417 (1984)

CCIA Fair Use Study

Ellen Seidler Movie

Protect IP Act Senate Judiciary Committee version

Lessig, “The Starving Artist Canard

Eric Schmidt at the Washington Ideas Forum

Rogue Sites 2011: Webcast of Testimony of US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel, U.S. House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet, March 1, 2011.

IPEC 2010 Report on Intellectual Property Enforcement

Rogue Sites 2011: US Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing  “Targeting Websites Dedicated to Stealing American Intellectual Property” (archived webcast).

Prepared remarks:

Scott Turow

Floyd Abrams

Christine Jones, GoDaddy

Tom Adams, Rosetta Stone

Thomas M. Dailey, Verizon

Denise Yee, Visa, Inc.

Combined Letters of Labor and Other Organizations

Artist Rights

How Much Do Artists Earn Online?

Creative Commons

2008 Form 990 Schedule of Contributors

Creative Commons Legal Code Attribution No Derivatives” Circa 2010

Creative Commons Legal Code Commercial” Circa 2010

Creative Commons Legal Code WH Gov White House Circa 2010″

Google Piracy

“Targeting Websites Dedicated to Stealing American Intellectual Property” (archived webcast).

Remarks of Hon. John Morton, Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement,
Department of Homeland Security at the 2011 State of the Net Conference

Asian European Institute, Case Study on Google

Recent News

FCC Rule and Order on Net Neutrality (FCC 10-201 Dec. 23, 2010)

Web Companies Fear Google Reach–Washington Post

Rivals Say Google Plays Favorites–Wall Street Journal

Website Closures Escalate U.S. War on Piracy

IP Legal

Multimediation–the story of the negotiation between A&M Records and Electronic Arts for the first use of music in videogames

Joint Ownership of Trademarks–IPKat

UK IP Policy

They Wish We All Could Be Californian: The new Tory plan, by Fraser Nelson–Google’s influence in the Cameron-Clegg government in Britain

US Cases



EFF Obfuscation Advice

The dotCommunist Manifesto by Eben Moglen

Current Legislation and Filings

House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on the Joint Strategic Plan

Commerce Department Filing of Creative Community 12/13/10

Senate Bill S.3804, the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act

AFTRA/SAG/DGA/IA Letter to Chairman Leahy and Senator Hatch Supporting Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act

House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing about “Protecting U.S. Intellectual Property Overseas: The Joint Strategic Plan and Beyond” (July 21, 2010) IPEC Espinel and ICE Director Morton testified about ways to protect U.S. intellectual property rights from international infringement.

Creative Community Responds to Committee on Democracy and Technology/EFF/ACLU letter on COICA

U.S. Intellectual Property Strategic Plan

What’s Wrong with ISP Music Licensing? (Castle & Mitchell, ABA Entertainment & Sports Lawyer)

Choruss Hits a Sour Note (Chris Castle and Rick Carnes)

Open Society/Soros Foundation “Internet Blocking” (Paper opposing filtering and ACTA)

Open Society Institute, “Winning the Web

Chris Castle at Osgoode Hall, Toronto on Voluntary Collective Licensing

Why Free Agency Matters: The Coming Changes in Record Company Artist Relations (2000)

20 Questions for New Artists by Chris Castle and Amy Mitchell

Rick Carnes: Professional Songwriters and the Creative Commons License

The Canadian Bar Association IP Lawyers Letter re “Copyright Policy Recyling”