Entertainment Business Attorney Kendall Minter on Copyright Law and 360 Deals at Full Sail Universit
On Tuesday, November 17, students gathered on campus for an informative presentation by Kendall A. Minter, the founder of a boutique, Atlanta-based law firm specializing in the areas of entertainment, new media, and intellectual property. A graduate of Cornell Law School, Kendall’s varied list of clients includes Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jermaine Dupri, The Backstreet Boys, Ying Yang Twins, Freddie Jackson, Peter Tosh and Ashanti, among many others. In addition, he is a co-fo
US Copyright Royalty Board issues its decision setting streaming rates for the next few years.
After many millions of $$ and many years of hotly contested lobbying and litigation and hearings the US Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) has just issued its decision setting streaming rates for the next few years. Streaming now accounts for 70% of global music consumption, so this decision will impact all sectors of the music industry. Read on!! CURRENT DEVELOPMENT The Copyright Royalty Judges today issued their written determination of royalty rates and terms to apply from Jan
Dru-Hill is Officially InDRUpendent
Recording group “Dru-Hill” was looking to make a come-back and got a “come-up” instead. Their label, Kedar Entertainment, who was responsible for the rise of artists such as D’Angelo and Erykah Badu, signed a deal with the group, back in 2009 for the release of two Dru-Hill albums and two solo albums by group member Sisqo who began to pursue his career as a solo artist at some point after the group formed. Dru-Hill did drop one album “InDRUpendence Day” in 2010 and Sisqo’s al
Cox Communications Denied Safe Harbor Protection in Case with BMG
The Copyright Act, more specifically the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), provides protection for Internet Service Providers (ISP) from copyright infringement where they are unaware that their services are being used to infringe the copyrights of others and where certain procedural safeguards are in place to deal with willful infringers once notified by rights owners. The idea behind the law is to prevent ISP’s for paying for the illegal acts of its consumers when the