Even More Bad Faith from @RonWyden on Copyright Small Claims Legislation

By Chris Castle [This post first appeared on our sister site Artist Rights Watch] Cap on stat. damages in the Copyright Act is $150K. Cap in the #CASEAct is $15K. Cap in Oregon small claims ct is $10K. @RonWyden proposes reducing CASEAct stat damages to $750–a 95% reduction. That barely covers fees for bringing the… Continue reading Even More Bad Faith from @RonWyden on Copyright Small Claims Legislation

IN “HISTORIC MOMENT” FOR MUSIC, PANDORA STANDS DOWN | ECR

FROM ARTIST & ECR MUSIC GROUP FOUNDER BLAKE MORGAN: BOWING TO PUBLIC PRESSURE, INTERNET RADIO GIANT ABANDONS LEGISLATION THAT WOULD LOWER MUSIC ROYALTIES If you spoke up about this, if you posted about it on Facebook or Tweeted about it to your friends, if you added your voice to the courageous chorus who stood up… Continue reading IN “HISTORIC MOMENT” FOR MUSIC, PANDORA STANDS DOWN | ECR

The Internet Radio Fairness Act’s Attack on Free Speech

In case you missed it: yesterday, the Future of Music Coalition held its annual summit, a full day’s worth of varied speakers and varied topics. The primary topic was the Internet Radio Fairness Act (IRFA) — Pandora’s Tim Westergren led off the summit with a “conversation panel” designed to drum up support for the bill.… Continue reading The Internet Radio Fairness Act’s Attack on Free Speech