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One A Side Note: Entertainment Law - Use Your Manners and You can not fail.

One A Side Note: Entertainment Law - Use Your Manners and You can not fail.

Manners mean a lot in Prevention of Actionable Torts

When we are young, basic manners are usually taught to us by our parents. Then some of us believe that they can do what they want, when they want, and display highly narcissistic behavior, including but not limited to; pretending to be more important than they really are and using other people without considering the cost of doing so. When it comes to copyright violation, simple manners can be the difference between being in violation and being safe in the expression of your views.

When one ventures onto the internet and choose to violate copyright laws not only do you not show empathy for the holder of the copyright that person may impede the ability for the original creator of the original content and the production staff from the income generation from content.

Basic Manners: Ask “Please” and Say “Thank You”

On A Side Note: Entertainment Law: "You have the Right .... "

On A Side Note: Entertainment Law: "You have the Right .... "

 

On A Side Note: Entertainment Law Video Games and Music

On A Side Note: Entertainment Law Video Games and Music

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From Wall Street to Main Street video games and technology represent a global entertainment and revenue area for publishers of music, technology, hardware and software. There is a lot to consider when we honestly appreciate the capital investment in a single software title. There is an amazing number topics that can be spawned form this topic, but specifically speaking of music there is unlimited opportunity for music publishers and performers. So, in general how does this happen?

A digital platform, non-linear in nature allows for a fluid, creative genre that music can be added into the code at any point. Some of the most successful music intensive software genres include, fantasy, war, fighting, and others surrounding the genre of sports.

This Day in Black History: February 23

This Day in Black History: February 23

 

    African American History Month: February 23 - Elston Howard, the first African American to play for the New York Yankees, was born today in 1929 in St. Louis. His career began in the American Negro League. During his 14 years in the League he served as a coach, left fielder and a catcher.

    On A Side Note: Entertainment Law: " If it Spins - Someone Wins (Gets Paid)"

    On A Side Note: Entertainment Law: " If it Spins - Someone Wins (Gets Paid)"

    General Idea

    The general rule in reference to music or digital work is “When it spins someone wins.” Is this a legal standard or a scientific or technical industry term, absolutely not - well yes, someone gets paid.

    It’s a really easy concept, songwriters, performers, promoters, record labels and AE people are all legitimate and trying to chase the dollar, entertain and chase their dreams. Every time a song spins, be it on a radio station, online, or subscription based or new media function, someone needs to pay a royalty. The equation for royalty payment is simple, and can be subject to negotiation.

    On A Side Note: Entertainment Law The Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings Act of 1998

    On A Side Note: Entertainment Law The Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings Act of 1998

    DPRASA 1995 Defined

    One of the most beneficial benefits of The Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings Act of 1995 (DPRSRA) was DPRSRA created a public performance right for record companies and their signed artists in certain sound recordings when the content is broadcast by digital audio transmission. Previously only songwriters and publishers enjoyed this performance right. 

    This new right is limited one and covers subscription and on transmissions.  Webcasting also known as web based radio stations, podcasting, and the rebroadcast over the internet was included under the limited right of the 1998 DMCA, FCC-licensed broadcast station web transmissions are also covered under the 1998 DMCA. The station’s license fees and limitations are negotiated and decided by voluntary negotiation between the parties. Arbitration, voluntary or compulsory may also be an option.

    February: Black History Month: Horse Racing Heros

    February: Black History Month: Horse Racing Heros
     Horse racing has been dominated by outstanding African-American jockeys into the late 1800s. On May 17th, 1875 thousands of excited sportsa fans streamed past the gates of Louisville's brand new racetrack - Churchhill Downs. It was the the inaugural Kentucky Derby. Ladies and Gentlemen dressed well fifteen horses competed and Oliver Lewis's athletic horse Aristides won.  Lewis was a black athlete, a black man. An athlete. Thirteen of the fifteen competitors of that Kentucky Derby were African-Americans. Immediately after the Civil War black jockeys were very common and were said to dominate horse racing.  Black jockeys won at least 15 of the first 28 Kentucky Derbys. Isaac Murphy, by far the most famous, most successful African-American jockey, was the first to win three Kentucky Derbys. Isaac Murphy was also the first jockey inducted into the Hall of Fame in Saratoga, N.Y.