Tagged with 1976 Copyright Act

The Eye of Music Copyright Law

The Eye of Music Copyright Law

There is this urban myth I hear all the time.  “If I just “use a few seconds” of a song then it is fair use, and I do not need a license.”  I deliberately chose the word “myth” because it is just that – a myth.  As a very general rule, most use of music requires … Continue reading

Mrs. Saucier Goes to Washington

Mrs. Saucier Goes to Washington

Some nights you drift off to sleep knowing you fully lived into your purpose. This past week was such a week and has been information overload. I feel smarter than I did this time last week, which is always a really good thing. Still, overload. Each month I have the wonderful opportunity to travel to … Continue reading

Does Notice & Takedown for Copyrighted Material Work?

Does Notice & Takedown for Copyrighted Material Work?

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet continued the conversation about copyright reform. The subject yesterday was on Section 512 of Title 17, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s (DMCA) notice and takedown provisions.  The hearing yesterday was to discuss the concerns and continue the conversation about what is and what is not … Continue reading

And the Gold Statuette for Film Goes To …

And the Gold Statuette for Film Goes To …

I confessed in an earlier post about my lack of commitment to the more traditional competitive events surrounding sports in And The Grammy® Goes To. If the GRAMMYs® are my Super Bowl, then the Academy Awards® are my Olympics. They are this Sunday. Yippee! I especially get excited for this awards show because the entire … Continue reading