Glossary of Music Licensing Terms

Glossary of Music Licensing Terms Composer: “All In” for a Composer means that they will deliver the score in final format to the producer for one, all-in fee. That means they will usually be doing a “synth score” where all

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Glossary of Music Licensing Terms

Glossary of Music Licensing Terms Composer: “All In” for a Composer means that they will deliver the score in final format to the producer for one, all-in fee. That means they will usually be doing a “synth score” where all

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EU Commission has launched several reform proposals around its idea of a digital single market

In a series of announcements, the EU Commission has launched several reform proposals around its idea of a digital single market. Important changes are proposed in particular for copyright and telecoms regulation. New copyright reform proposals The European Commission has

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EU Commission has launched several reform proposals around its idea of a digital single market

In a series of announcements, the EU Commission has launched several reform proposals around its idea of a digital single market. Important changes are proposed in particular for copyright and telecoms regulation. New copyright reform proposals The European Commission has

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Agreements for Film Distribution: Contracts for Pre-Existing Music

Agreements for Film Distribution: contracts for Pre-Existing Music First, synchronization rights for all uses needed for the film must be obtained from both the owner of the copyright in the composition, usually referred to as the publishing right and often

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Agreements for Film Distribution: Contracts for Pre-Existing Music

Agreements for Film Distribution: contracts for Pre-Existing Music First, synchronization rights for all uses needed for the film must be obtained from both the owner of the copyright in the composition, usually referred to as the publishing right and often

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Agreements for film distribution: Music Agreements

Music Agreements: the right to synchronize the music with the images in the Film Two separate rights must be licensed in order to use music in a film: “synchronization rights” (the right to use the composition itself – usually this

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Agreements for film distribution: Music Agreements

Music Agreements: the right to synchronize the music with the images in the Film Two separate rights must be licensed in order to use music in a film: “synchronization rights” (the right to use the composition itself – usually this

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EU Court Rules: Owner of Open Wifi Network Isn’t Liable for Copyright Infringements

Here’s another important IP decision from the CJEU: Mc Fadden, C-484/14. What Happened? The European Court of Justice said that the owners of the wifi connection can be ordered to protect it with a password to prevent further copyright infringements. The

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EU Court Rules: Owner of Open Wifi Network Isn’t Liable for Copyright Infringements

Here’s another important IP decision from the CJEU: Mc Fadden, C-484/14. What Happened? The European Court of Justice said that the owners of the wifi connection can be ordered to protect it with a password to prevent further copyright infringements. The

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Creating an inventive ideas template: some practical guidance

Inventive Ideas and commercial exploitation While inventive ideas differ radically in their content, their potential for commercial exploitation and in the parameters of legal protection that are open to them, it is good for a business to develop its own

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Creating an inventive ideas template: some practical guidance

Inventive Ideas and commercial exploitation While inventive ideas differ radically in their content, their potential for commercial exploitation and in the parameters of legal protection that are open to them, it is good for a business to develop its own

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Apple is being sued by the owner of the iWatch trademark

Apple is being sued by the owner of the iWatch trademark – APPLE IS BEING SUED by the owner of the ‘iWatch’ trademark, despite naming its first wearable the Apple Watch. Dublin-based software studio Probendi, which owns the iWatch trademark in

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Apple is being sued by the owner of the iWatch trademark

Apple is being sued by the owner of the iWatch trademark – APPLE IS BEING SUED by the owner of the ‘iWatch’ trademark, despite naming its first wearable the Apple Watch. Dublin-based software studio Probendi, which owns the iWatch trademark in

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Agreements for Film Distribution: The Option Agreement

The Option Agreement The collection of copyrights that constitute ownership of a film, the Chain of Title, begins with the script and, if the script is based on previously created material, the copyright to that material as well. An option

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Agreements for Film Distribution: The Option Agreement

The Option Agreement The collection of copyrights that constitute ownership of a film, the Chain of Title, begins with the script and, if the script is based on previously created material, the copyright to that material as well. An option

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What can’t be copyrighted?

What can’t be copyrighted? from New Media Rights The question you might come away with may be: what isn’t protected by copyright? Is the law just out of control protecting everything?” There are several categories of things that can’t be

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What can’t be copyrighted?

What can’t be copyrighted? from New Media Rights The question you might come away with may be: what isn’t protected by copyright? Is the law just out of control protecting everything?” There are several categories of things that can’t be

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Creative Rights Checklist for Directors

Creative Rights Checklist: FROM DIRECTORS GUILD WEB SITE Before Prep: Were all the company’s script, casting, approvals and budget commitments revealed to you before you took the assignment? Did you get to choose your first AD? During Prep: Were you

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Creative Rights Checklist for Directors

Creative Rights Checklist: FROM DIRECTORS GUILD WEB SITE Before Prep: Were all the company’s script, casting, approvals and budget commitments revealed to you before you took the assignment? Did you get to choose your first AD? During Prep: Were you

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McDonald’s wins EU ‘MacCoffee’ trademark dispute

Over exclusive rights to ‘Mc’ or ‘Mac’ EU’s General Court upheld ruling challenging Singapore company’s registry of ‘MACCOFFEE’ McDonald’s has been involved in a number of lawsuits and other legal cases in the course of the fast food chain’s 70-year

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McDonald’s wins EU ‘MacCoffee’ trademark dispute

Over exclusive rights to ‘Mc’ or ‘Mac’ EU’s General Court upheld ruling challenging Singapore company’s registry of ‘MACCOFFEE’ McDonald’s has been involved in a number of lawsuits and other legal cases in the course of the fast food chain’s 70-year

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Co-producing with Canada

Every year, Canada participates in more than 60 coproductions governed by an official treaty, totaling a production volume of approximately 500 millions dollars. A third of these productions are feature films and the rest are television productions. What is an

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Co-producing with Canada

Every year, Canada participates in more than 60 coproductions governed by an official treaty, totaling a production volume of approximately 500 millions dollars. A third of these productions are feature films and the rest are television productions. What is an

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Movie Posters All Look the Same: Why?

Marketers have come to rely mostly on what insiders call the three main genres: Face-off, Giant Logo and Giant Face. But the 30-second “living” poster for Fox Searchlight’s ‘The Birth of a Nation’ is bucking the trend. With the average

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Movie Posters All Look the Same: Why?

Marketers have come to rely mostly on what insiders call the three main genres: Face-off, Giant Logo and Giant Face. But the 30-second “living” poster for Fox Searchlight’s ‘The Birth of a Nation’ is bucking the trend. With the average

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Chain of Title (COT) Basic Documents

Chain of Title (COT) Basic Documents Distributors need to know with certainty that the distribution rights they are licensing are free and clear of any potential claims, lawsuits, or competing claims. The basic documents that potential distributors (as well as

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Chain of Title (COT) Basic Documents

Chain of Title (COT) Basic Documents Distributors need to know with certainty that the distribution rights they are licensing are free and clear of any potential claims, lawsuits, or competing claims. The basic documents that potential distributors (as well as

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‘ZERO’ trade marks and THE GODFATHER: the importance of being trademarked

GLASS MAFIA – Trademark Details Paramount, owner to the movie rights and trademarks associated with The Godfather, has opposed a trademark for the GLASS MAFIA on bongs which bears a striking resemblance to the movies’ famous logo. Since March 2013, Mark E.

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‘ZERO’ trade marks and THE GODFATHER: the importance of being trademarked

GLASS MAFIA – Trademark Details Paramount, owner to the movie rights and trademarks associated with The Godfather, has opposed a trademark for the GLASS MAFIA on bongs which bears a striking resemblance to the movies’ famous logo. Since March 2013, Mark E.

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The disputed domain name uovo.com

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center -Uovo Art LLC v. Mira Hold, Mira Holdings, Inc. – Case No. D2016-0214 The Parties The Complainant is Uovo Art LLC of Long Island City, New York, United States of America (“United States”), represented by

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The disputed domain name uovo.com

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center -Uovo Art LLC v. Mira Hold, Mira Holdings, Inc. – Case No. D2016-0214 The Parties The Complainant is Uovo Art LLC of Long Island City, New York, United States of America (“United States”), represented by

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MIA|CINEMA – Co-Production Market (New Cinema Network)

Since 2015 MIA | Cinema inherited the best practices and experience of New Cinema Network (NCN), the Roman market for co-production of feature films . Every year the co-production market presents a selection of projects in development, in line with the

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MIA|CINEMA – Co-Production Market (New Cinema Network)

Since 2015 MIA | Cinema inherited the best practices and experience of New Cinema Network (NCN), the Roman market for co-production of feature films . Every year the co-production market presents a selection of projects in development, in line with the

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VMG Salsoul, LLC v. Madonna: no copyright infringement in de minimis sampling

VMG filed a copyright infringement suit against Madonna and others, alleging that the producer of the song “Vogue,” copied a 0.23-second segment of horns from an earlier song, known as “Love Break,” and used a modified version of that snippet

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VMG Salsoul, LLC v. Madonna: no copyright infringement in de minimis sampling

VMG filed a copyright infringement suit against Madonna and others, alleging that the producer of the song “Vogue,” copied a 0.23-second segment of horns from an earlier song, known as “Love Break,” and used a modified version of that snippet

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Jimi Hendrix Portrait Denied Copyright Protection For Lack of Originality

Gered Mankowitz is an English photographer who is the author of many portraits of pop and rock stars, such as Kate Bush, the Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix. In 2013, Mankowitz saw that his 1967 photograph of Hendrix had been reproduced

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Jimi Hendrix Portrait Denied Copyright Protection For Lack of Originality

Gered Mankowitz is an English photographer who is the author of many portraits of pop and rock stars, such as Kate Bush, the Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix. In 2013, Mankowitz saw that his 1967 photograph of Hendrix had been reproduced

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Axl Rose’s Attempts to Get Google to Take Down

According to Torrent Freak, Axl Rose is attempting to rid the Internet of a photo which has gone on to inspire a slew of “fat Axl” memes. The GUNS N’ ROSES singer issued a DMCA takedown notice to Blogspot and

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Axl Rose’s Attempts to Get Google to Take Down

According to Torrent Freak, Axl Rose is attempting to rid the Internet of a photo which has gone on to inspire a slew of “fat Axl” memes. The GUNS N’ ROSES singer issued a DMCA takedown notice to Blogspot and

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