CSUSA Media Library: Session Details

Session Name: Music Licensing on the Internet 101
MeetingType: Chapter Meeting
Date: 04/28/08
Description: Over the past 10 years, the internet has revolutionized the way that people listen to and share music. In the emerging online retail music arena, iTunes has sold over two billion digital downloads, and successful competitors offer other business models, such as eMusic, which provides DRM-free downloads by subscription, and companies like Rhapsody that offer the ability to “stream” music on computers and portable audio devices. The panel will examine how the public performance, distribution and reproduction rights correlate to the licenses required for the downloading or streaming of digital music -- as well as discussing specific legislation that governs this area, and how royalty rates are set for the digital realm. It will examine current unresolved issues in the online music world such as: Is a “mechanical license” necessary for digital downloads? Should compulsory licenses be required for on-demand streaming?
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Speaker(s): Alex Ellerson, Joseph DiMona, Joseph Salvo, Stephen Block
Moderator(s): Jeffrey Liebenson
Keywords: Exclusive Rights, Internet|Online, Licensing, Music, Performance Rights, Sound Recordings, Streaming