The Copyright Office Requests Further Comments in Its Inquiry On Music Royalties and Licensing

By | Broadcast Law Blog | July 24, 2014
The Copyright Office Requests Further Comments in Its Inquiry On Music Royalties and Licensing

We’ve already written twice about the copyright issues being considered this summer before various agencies and branches of government – all dealing with music licensing issues (see our previous Summer of Copyright articles here and here).  The pattern continues, as the Copyright Office has now requested further comments on music licensing issues, following up on its roundtables held across the country during the month of June to discuss its music licensing inquiry begun in the spring.

LXBN TV: For Crowdsourcing Entrepreneurs, Failing to Fulfill Promises Has Real Repercussions

By | LXBN | July 23, 2014
LXBN TV

The advent of crowdsourcing has led to some incredible feats of entrepreneurism—the realization of products, restaurants and services that may have never seen the light of day. It’s also led to one man raising more than $50,000 just to make some potato salad. The thing is, non-serious campaigns—or even serious ones that fail to make good on promises—could face repercussions.

No Agency, No Claim: Taco Bell and the TCPA’s Vicarious Liability Standard

By | All About Advertising Law | July 23, 2014
No Agency, No Claim: Taco Bell and the TCPA’s Vicarious Liability Standard

With the FCC’s recent record fine of $7.5 million against Sprint Corp. for alleged Do-Not-Call violations, the more restrictive prior express written consent rule for marketing calls made to cell phones by an autodialer, and the continuous filing of class action complaints (See TCPA Update for recent filings), it is easy to understand why companies are wary of liability under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”).