Let’s get it on Right now, Robin Thicke must hate the blurred lines of copyright infringement. According to reports, a U.S. district court jury in Los Angeles recently ruled in favour of the Marvin Gaye estate, concluding that the authors of 2013’s song of the summer, “Blurred Lines”, are liable for copyright infringement. Fresh off […]
In my previous post, I detailed how a single digital spin of a song can trigger multiple webcasting tariffs. I also mentioned that royalties are not always paid wholly and directly to a single “creator” of music, but rather distributed on a percentage basis, depending on the various roles in the creation of the musical recording. […]
This past spring, the Copyright Board of Canada issued its decision certifying Re:Sound’s Tariff 8 and setting the royalties collected for webcasting in Canada. Many parties of interest were incensed by the proposed rates, which are difficult to understand without the context of the entire royalty system in Canada.