Copyright Entertainment Law

The Importance of Music Publishing Companies

Music publishing companies are extremely valuable to the future of recording artists and groups in the music industry. Most artists are typically concerned about securing their first major recording deal with a top label; as a result, they fail to see the importance behind obtaining or forming a publishing company. There are many record labels […]

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Analyzing New $10 Copyright Infringement Settlement Agreement Emails

Here is a new tactic that I have not yet come across in my practice.  Apparently, lawyers for copyright holders who are “sick and tired” of having their works illegally downloaded for free are working with internet service providers (ISPs) to send emails to alleged infringers with a paragraph that states, “If you click on […]

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Recording Industry Concerned About New Top-Level Domains

Roughly a month ago, I discussed the announcement that starting in 2012, there will be many new top-level domains (TLDs) available for the public.  Whereas now you can buy domain names with a restricted number of top-level domain tags such as .com, .net, .org, in the near future, you will be able to customize your […]

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Winter Music Conference In A Fight With Ultra Music Festival

For over 20 years, South Florida has hosted an annual week-long event called the Winter Music Conference (WMC).  People from around the world come to the event, which includes over 500 sub-events under WMC’s umbrella of festivities.  One of the more popular sub-events is the Ultra Music Festival (Ultra).  For the first year, in 2011, […]