Entertainment & Media Law

Legal and Practical Issues in Outdoor Musical Entertainment

Bryan T. Kroes [1] Hurtado Zimmerman SC – Wauwatosa, Wisconsin Outdoor entertainment is not new by any means. Traveling circuses in the United States have been traced back to the late 1700s. Traveling medicine shows peppered the American landscape throughout the 1800s into the 1900s. Fast forward to the present...

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Not the Same Old Song: Mechanical Licensing Collective Offers New Blanket License for Digital Uses of Music

Songwriters, lyricists, composers, and music publishers now have a new and ideally more consistent way to collect their fair share of mechanical royalties from streaming and download services in the U.S. On Jan. 1, the Mechanical Licensing Collective, or MLC, began full operations by offering its new blanket mechanical license,...

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THE CASE ACT: New law could provide an affordable remedy for copyright infringement

Copyright protection may not be an everyday topic for construction and design companies, but it certainly should be considered as part of a comprehensive business plan. Any person or company that owns copyrightable material, whether a construction company, architecture or design firm or marketing firm, may enjoy the copyright protections...

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