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Broadcasts and Promotions Related to the 2018 World Cup

One of the world’s premier sporting events, the 2018 World Cup, begins on June 14, 2018. Read More
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Broadcasts and Promotions Related to the 2018 NCAA Basketball Championships

The NCAA national men’s basketball tournament will begin on March 13, 2018, and end with the men’s final on April 2, 2018, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.  The women’s tournament will begin on March 16, 2018, and end with the women… Read More
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Broadcasts and Promotions Related to the 2018 NCAA Basketball Championships

The NCAA national men’s basketball tournament will begin on March 13, 2018, and end with the men’s final on April 2, 2018, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.  The women’s tournament will begin on March 16, 2018, and end with the women… Read More
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Broadcasts and Promotions Related to the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea begin on Friday, February 9, 2018.  Because the Olympic organizing committees have in the past been quite vigilant in protecting the trademarks and copyrights associated with the Olympics, br… Read More
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Broadcasts and Promotions Related to the NFL Championship Games and Super Bowl 52

Following the National Football League (“NFL”) Conference Championship games, Super Bowl LII (or 52) will be held on February 4, 2018, at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The NFL diligently protects its copyright and trademark righ… Read More
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Electronically Filed DMCA Registrations Due by December 31, 2017

The U.S. Copyright Office (USCO) issued new rules last year requiring online service providers, including website and app operators, that previously filed a paper registration for a designated agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to… Read More
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RMLC and GMR Agree to Interim License Agreement Extension Through March 31, 2018

Earlier this year, the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) and the performing rights organization Global Music Rights (GMR) reached an interim arrangement that allowed commercial radio stations to sign an interim license agreement to receive a nine-mo… Read More
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Broadcasters’ Copyright Royalty Claims for 2016 Due by July 31, 2017

Pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, a cable or satellite system carrying secondary transmissions of broadcast stations must pay “compulsory license” royalties to the Register of Copyrights.  These royalties are held in a pool to compensate… Read More
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Broadcasts and Promotions Related to the 2017 NCAA Basketball Championships

The NCAA national men’s basketball tournament will begin on March 14, 2017 and end with the men’s final on April 3, 2017 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  The women’s tournament will begin on March 24, 2017 and end w… Read More
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Webcaster Minimum Fee Payments for 2017 Due by January 31, 2017

Commercial and noncommercial entities streaming sound recordings over the Internet under statutory licensing are reminded that the annual minimum webcasting fee for 2017 is due to be paid to SoundExchange no later than January 31, 2017.  The minimum… Read More
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