National Power and Music Sellers

The Case of Sweden and South Korea Ever since the days of Napster, the music industry has been combating illegal downloading and file sharing—in the…

Endorsements and the FTC

After almost thirty years without reforming the regulations that govern the use of endorsements to promote or advertise a product, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)…

SESAC Faces Class-Act Lawsuit

On November 4th a group of television broadcasters came together to file a class-action anti-trust complaint against performance rights organization, SESAC. The Television Music Licensing…

Veoh Networks Lawsuit

On September 14th, 2009, a Federal Judge in Los Angeles, CA threw out a Universal Music Group (UMG) lawsuit against Veoh Networks when they were…

Avoiding the Copyright War of 2013

For all the cultural cache and tabloid-mystique of the record industry, the business boils down to one task: management of assets. Sound recording masters are…

Privacy vs. Piracy

One of the biggest perils that the music industry faces today is the ferocious battle between privacy rights and the violation of copyrights stemming from…