A class action lawsuit has been filed against Sony over compensation. Specifically, it relates to streaming royalties.
A major scandal is brewing in Australia. The Copyright Agency is accused of stealing $15 million in royalties and funnelling the money into a fund used for lobbying.
By Drew Wilson Rightsholders have said for years that the Internet is little more than a vehicle for “stolen” merchandise. Still, few rightsholders these days are willing to take such a direct approach to stop file-sharing as Sabam has recently. The Belgium rightsholder organization is suing ISPs for selling access to the Internet without paying […]
Recently, we received a tip about a company creating software that would actively monitor websites in search of anyone posting copyrighted material and alert copyright holders about possible royalty payments. Naturally, we were interested and decided to check this out particularly with the possibility of privacy being an issue.
When was the last time you burned a CD or a DVD? If you haven’t done that in a while, you aren’t alone according to a copyright collective that collects royalties on blank discs. With slumping blank disc sales, the royalty collecting agency is scrambling to find the next thing to tax to keep revenue […]
During an event on Capitol Hill, the AFL-CIO hailed the radio tax as fair pay for a hard days work.
You got yourself a brand new cell phone. You then go do the honest thing and pay that huge amount of money for a ring tone and put it on your cell phone and set it to be your ring tone. Apparently, you now have to hope that your phone doesn’t ring or else you […]
Burning a CD or a DVD may be an extraordinary convenience for many, but the very way royalties are calculated before being collected in France may change – and it won’t be based on alleged piracy.
Last Week, ZeroPaid reported on comments made by Bill Patry which suggests that the copyright industry is looking to make money off of private copying.
There are many perceptions about artists whose creative works are found online.