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Turntable.fm — All quiet on the DMCA front?

Posted in Copyright, DMCA, Music
Turntable.fm is the recently launched online music service that caught the attention of the music industry, music-loving consumers and digital media commentators.  The service enables users to become DJs in a virtual music club divided into multiple rooms, each with enough space for five DJs and an audience of listeners.  The DJs take turns playing… Continue Reading

Second Circuit Rules that Yahoo Doesn’t Have to Pay Fees to Record Labels for Webcasting Songs

Posted in DMCA, Music
In a decision applauded by webcasters and lamented by the recording industry, the Second Circuit ruled last week that individualized radio stations–such as those offered by LAUNCHcast and Pandora–are not "interactive services" under the DMCA, freeing the webcasters from the potentially massive financial burden of having to pay licensing fees to record labels for the… Continue Reading