The G8 and Copyright

On May 27-28, the heads of state of the eight most industrialized nations got together in Deauville, France to discuss world issues at the G8…

The Returned Value of PROs

Performing Rights Organizations (PRO) should be regarded as any artist/songwriter’s best friends. Societies such as ASCAP, BMI and SESAC are responsible for collecting all performance…

A Primer on Termination Rights

By default a person that makes an original work and fixes it in a tangible form owns its copyright and consequently the exclusive right that…

Mash-Ups & Fair Use: Girl Talk

With the development of digital music in the mid-1990s, the act of sampling became very popular and is now a fundamental element for musical styles like Rap and Hip-hop.

YouTube: The New Radio Star?

With the rise of online file sharing and data-streaming, copyright infringement is currently at an all time high. Now, the future of the industry finds…