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September 2015 Archives

Decision made in 'Happy Birthday' copyright case

There are some songs that are so omnipresent in our culture that pretty much everyone knows them. One of those songs is the "Happy Birthday" song. Recently, a big federal copyright decision came down in a case involving this song. If the decision holds, it will have major impacts on the legal status of commercial use of this song.

What happens in royalty negotiations can have major impacts

For many individuals in the entertainment industry, such as actors or musicians, royalties can be a very important source of income. There a wide range of different contracts in the entertainment industry that can involve the payment of royalties.