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December 17th, 2015
While it has never topped the charts of the Billboard 100, the Happy Birthday song is arguably one of the most popular songs, if not the most popular song, in history. The Guinness Book of World Records declared it as the most frequently sung in the English language, accompanying other ...
April 8th, 2015
In re Pandora is the most recent battle between Performing Rights Organizations (“PROs”) and an internet radio service to set rates for public performance rights. Pandora is one of the most popular internet radio streaming services in the U.S. Like any radio station, Pandora needs copyright licenses in order to ...
December 26th, 2014
On the heels of a business-crushing Supreme Court decision, television-streaming giant Aereo announced in November that it would be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Founded in 2012 with nearly $100 million in venture funding, the company allowed users to live-stream 30 different television channels for a low monthly subscription fee. ...
November 7th, 2011
Overview The Supreme Court’s recent declination to hear an appeal from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (“ASCAP”) regarding the Second Circuit’s decision in United States v. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, 627 F.3d 64 (2d Cir. 2010), has provided the digital music industry with a ...