Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Music Industry: The State of Play

Few other industries can have been as profoundly influenced, affected and reshaped by recent social and technological changes as the music industry. The decline...

Sound familiar? Music copyright disputes coming back into focus

This week, a US district court jury cleared Led Zeppelin of claims that their iconic song Stairway to Heaven was copied from an earlier,...

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On 15 January 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "CJEU") gave a preliminary ruling in the case of Ryanair Ltd...

Preliminary questions for the ECJ in relation to Playboy photos

On 7 April 2015, the Dutch Supreme Court referred the case GS Media/Sanoma to the ECJ (Footnote1).  Following Svensson (Footnote2) and BestWater (Footnote3), it...

Potential rule changes for song licensing in the United States

The Department of Justice ("DOJ") in the United States is currently undertaking a review of the antitrust agreements (consent decrees) regulating ASCAP and BMI,...

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