Paper Topics

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Studies of Copyright / Reform

Copyright Green Paper by Christopher S. Harrison

Rsc Policy Brief — Three Myths About Copyright Law and Where to Start to Fix It — November 16 2012 by Christopher S. Harrison

EC Directive Collective Rights Mgt by Christopher S. Harrison

Copyright Act and Technology

WNET v Aereo (2nd Cir 2013) by Christopher S. Harrison

Fair Use and Mass Digitization by Christopher S. Harrison

First Sale Doctrine

Capitol Records v ReDigi (Order) by Christopher S. Harrison

File Sharing

Sony v Tenenbaum (1st Cir Op) by Christopher S. Harrison

Harper v. Maverick Records Supreme Court Denial of Cert. and Alito Dissent by Christopher S. Harrison

Digital Music Consumption on the Internet by Christopher S. Harrison

Capitol v Thomas-Rasset (8th Cir. 9-11-12) by Christopher S. Harrison

Interactivity

Arista Records v. Launch Media (2nd Cir. 2009) by Christopher S. Harrison

Work for Hire

Marley v Island (Order) by Christopher S. Harrison

Recording Contracts

Eminem v. UMG: F.B.T. Prod., LLC v. Aftermath Records, 09-55817 (9th Cir. 2010) by Christopher S. Harrison

Band Issues

Crystal Entertainment v. Jurado (11th Cir. TM Case)-1 by Christopher S. Harrison

DMCA and Secondary / Contributory Infringement

Viacom v YouTube (2nd Cir Opinion) by Christopher S. Harrison

Flava v MyVidsta (7th Cir. 2012) by Christopher S. Harrison

Capital Records v MP3Tunes Memo and Order by Christopher S. Harrison

Fair Use

Brownmark Films v Comedy Partners (7th Cir. Op.) by Christopher S. Harrison

Friedman v Guetta (Order Re MSJ) by Christopher S. Harrison

Music in Politics

Don Henley v DeVore (Order Re Summ. Judg.) by Christopher S. Harrison

Order Denying McCain 12(b)(6) by Christopher S. Harrison

Direct Licensing

Private Copyright Reform by Christopher S. Harrison

Termination of Transfer

It's Only a Day Away (Valenzi) by Christopher S. Harrison

Miller v Sony ATV (Decedants Rights in Copyright) by Christopher S. Harrison

Willis (Village People) (Order) by Christopher S. Harrison

Copyright Infringement

Bridgeport Music v. Dimension Films (6th Cir 2005) by Christopher S. Harrison

Hobbs v John, 12-3652 (7th Cir. 2013) by Christopher S. Harrison

Esoteric Copyright Act Issues

Kernal Records v. Mosley (a.k.a. Timbaland) by Christopher S. Harrison

UMG v Augusto (9th Cir. Opinion) by Christopher S. Harrison

Copyright Office NOI Re Pre-72 Sound Recordings (75fr67777) by Christopher S. Harrison

Brumley v. Brumley (MD Tenn.) by Christopher S. Harrison

Capital Records v Bluebeat (PI Order) by Christopher S. Harrison

Caruso v Klein (KISS Royalties 9th Cir.) by Christopher S. Harrison

Janky v Lake County (7th Cir) (Joint Works) by Christopher S. Harrison

Martinez v. McGraw- Order Re Copyright Infringement and Access by Christopher S. Harrison

Rights of Publicity

Bob Marley ROP (MSJ Order) (Doc. 145) by Christopher S. Harrison

Experience Hendrix v Hendrix Licensing (Order) by Christopher S. Harrison

Experience Hendrix v Hendrix Licensing No. 105 (Order Re Constitutionality) by Christopher S. Harrison

Suggested Additional Reading:

M. William Krasilovsky & Sidney Shemel, This Business of Music, © 2007
Donald S. Passman, All You Need to Know About the Music Business, © 2006
Richard Schulenberg, Legal Aspects of the Music Industry, © 2005
Randall D. Wixen, The Plain and Simple Guide to Music Publishing, © 2005
Al Kohn & Bob Kohn, Kohn on Music Licensing, 4th Ed. © 2009
Jeffrey Brabec & Todd Brabec, Music Money and Success, 6th Ed. © 2008
Steve Knopper, Appetite for Self-Destruction, © 2009
Fred Goodman, Fortune’s Fool, © 2010

Suggested Online Resources:

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
http://thresq.hollywoodreporter.com/
http://lefsetz.com/wordpress/
http://www.thelicensingplate.com/
http://www.copyhype.com/
http://www.musictechpolicy.com/
http://www.eff.org/
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/
http://www.wired.com/underwire/
http://www.thedailyswarm.com/
http://www.rapbasement.com/
http://www.arjanwrites.com/
http://stereogum.com/
http://idolator.com/
http://www.livemusicblog.com/
http://www.musicthinktank.com/
http://pitchfork.com/news/
http://www.musicweek.com/
http://www.variety.com/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog
http://www.billboard.biz/
http://blog.internetcases.com

 

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