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By Arnold Lutzker

Content material Rights for inventive execs is for execs and scholars operating in all components of media (film/video, images, multimedia, internet, portraits, and broadcast) who want to know what the legislations calls for and the way they need to thoroughly make the most of copyrights and emblems. This ebook outlines serious options and applies them with factors in real-life purposes, together with many instances from the author's personal perform in addition to these of assorted media professionals.

This 256 web page textual content is a pragmatic consultant designed to supply its reader with a company realizing of the foundations underlying the possession and use of content material, in order that whilst questions come up, they are going to be in a position to make right, well-informed decisions-whether relating their own works, or works of others corporation needs to copyright or trademark. moreover, the reader could be extra able to exercise sound judgment in structuring employment and agreement relationships and of buying and/or licensing works, that are on the middle of the enterprise of speaking.

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When these questions arise, the station should exercise care in making sure that it has the right to do what is asked of it or else just say no. A similar problem arises when a station’s programming is used by businesses for telephones put on hold. Even though it seems innocuous, a radio station has no authority to grant a local business the right to play the station when the business phone is on hold. The performing rights societies have licenses specially drafted to cover this situation. If a station is asked for permission and grants it despite the absence of a clear right to do so, it may be liable to the copyright societies for contributing to the infringement of the performance right.

The biggest gainer during that period has been professional sports leagues, whose share has risen from about 15% to almost 30%. This reflects the strong influence of sporting events on cable subscriptions. 5%, public television 4%, and religious programmers and Canadian broadcasters about 1%each. 18% by the parties, who have settled on an award for noncommercial radio, even though it was decided in the first royalty case that commercial radio stations were not entitled to any compulsory royalties.

Needless to say, the practice created copyright controversy. Under the scheme, noncable private homes using satellite receiving equipment could be licensed by satellite resale carriers. The carriers were obligated to collect royalties from the homes and pay them into a pool, which was managed initially by the CRT and then the Librarian of Congress. Unlike the complex cable formulation, satellite rates are set at a fixed amount of cents per month per subscriber, based on the kind of signal received.

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