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The Case for Fixing the DMCA

CISAC: Copyright “Safe Harbours” Distort Digital Market, Profit Tech Giants And Harm Creators, New Economic Study Finds

Copyright “safe harbour” rules, drawn up a quarter of a century ago to help nurture early online commerce, are today distorting the digital market, profiting tech giants and leading to significant underpayment of copyright owners, a new U.S. economic study by Professor Stan Liebowitz of the University of Texas at Dallas says.

  • CISAC
  • Feb 27, 2018

CISAC-Commissioned Study Criticizes Safe Harbor Rules

MusicAlly covers the new CISAC-commissioned study on the value gap and its detailed economic examination of how copyright owners have been damaged by so-called “safe harbour” rules in copyright law.

  • MusicAlly
  • Feb 28, 2018

NEW EU PRESIDENCY ‘UNMISSABLE OPPORTUNITY’ TO CLOSE VALUE GAP

More than 20 international organizations called on the new EU leader to close the ‘value gap’ in a compelling open letter.

  • M Magazine
  • Jan 31, 2018

Content Creators Coalition Running Anti-YouTube Ads on YouTube: Watch

Billboard’s coverage of artist advocacy group Content Creators Coalition’s (c3’s) digital ad campaign calling on YouTube to give more control — and money — to artists whose music makes YouTube the most popular streaming service.

  • Billboard
  • Oct 25, 2017

YouTube Suspends Critic’s Ad Account, Then Reverses Course

YouTube pulled the plug on a “YouTube Can Do Better” video by the Content Creators Coalition (c3) that takes aim at its lack of fair payments to artists whose music makes the streaming giant so popular among fans.

  • NY Post
  • Oct 30, 2017
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Artist Testimonials

Neil Young Goes on Epic Vent About Google

Legendary musicians Neil Young blasts the tech giant of “building their wealth on music’s back and paying nothing to the artists” in an essay.

  • The Wrap
  • Feb 24, 2018

Content Creators Coalition Running Anti-YouTube Ads on YouTube: Watch

Billboard’s coverage of artist advocacy group Content Creators Coalition’s (c3’s) digital ad campaign calling on YouTube to give more control — and money — to artists whose music makes YouTube the most popular streaming service.

  • Billboard
  • Oct 25, 2017

What Happens When We Starve Our Artists

Canada’s The Globe & Mail’s coverage of artist activist Miranda Mullholland’s powerful speech at the Economic Club of Canada, sponsored by Music Canada, in which she lambasts YouTube for creating and perpetuating a landscape where struggling artists live “in poverty” and implores the company to practice one important word: “accountability.”

  • The Globe and Mail
  • May 26, 2017

Miranda Mullholland Speaks At Economic Club of Canada On the Value Gap

Artist activist Miranda Mulholland’s full speech at the Economic Club of Canada where she takes on YouTube for paying artists so little.

  • Miranda Mullholand
  • May 24, 2017

T Bone Burnett Slams Notice-and-Takedown Copyright Rules

BNA‘s take on music icon T Bone Burnett’s video submission to the U.S. Copyright Office in which he makes a powerful appeal to policymakers to fix the DMCA’s broken notice and takedown system.

  • Bloomberg BNA
  • Feb 23, 2017
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The Value Gap

CISAC: Copyright “Safe Harbours” Distort Digital Market, Profit Tech Giants And Harm Creators, New Economic Study Finds

Copyright “safe harbour” rules, drawn up a quarter of a century ago to help nurture early online commerce, are today distorting the digital market, profiting tech giants and leading to significant underpayment of copyright owners, a new U.S. economic study by Professor Stan Liebowitz of the University of Texas at Dallas says.

  • CISAC
  • Feb 27, 2018

CISAC-Commissioned Study Criticizes Safe Harbor Rules

MusicAlly covers the new CISAC-commissioned study on the value gap and its detailed economic examination of how copyright owners have been damaged by so-called “safe harbour” rules in copyright law.

  • MusicAlly
  • Feb 28, 2018

NEW EU PRESIDENCY ‘UNMISSABLE OPPORTUNITY’ TO CLOSE VALUE GAP

More than 20 international organizations called on the new EU leader to close the ‘value gap’ in a compelling open letter.

  • M Magazine
  • Jan 31, 2018

IFPI Consumer Report: Licensed Audio Streaming Up 8%, but YouTube Value Gap Remains

Streaming continues to grow, but YouTube’s “value gap” remains the biggest thorn in the music industry’s side, said the IFPI in its latest Music Consumer Insight Report.

  • Variety
  • Sep 19, 2017

IFPI Releases 2017 Music Consumer Insight Report

Global music trade body IFPI’s report based on research conducted by IPSOS that examines the ways in which fans are engaging with music across 13 of the world’s leading markets.

  • IFPI
  • Sep 20, 2017
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Working For Creator-Friendly Trade Agreements