Simple explanation of Copyright Law

Posts Worth Reading: Copyright Law Made Simple  November 7, 2017 – 04:46 am
Explanation of Copyright Law

ClearBox Rights is an Intellectual Property Management Company with a significant Southern Gospel presence. If you want to record a song from the publishing divisions of Daywind (Dianne Wilkinson, Kyla Rowland, Marty Funderburk, Ronny Hinson, Scotty Inman) or Crossroads (Sandy Knight, Mark Bishop, Daryl Williams), you would obtain your license from them and send them the royalties for distribution to writers and publishers.

Several months ago, they launched a blog that explains complex copyright issues in simple English. Several of these posts clear up common misconceptions and are worth taking a few minutes to read. “The Standard U.S. Mechanical License Ceiling is No Longer 9.1 Cents” explains that, although there are circumstances where you can get a compulsory license and pay the statutory rate, most of the time, a copyright owner could charge more than that if he or she wanted. (Most stick to 9.1 cents as a ceiling, some by choice, and some from a misunderstanding of the law.) 

Another post particularly worth reading is “How Long Does a Copyright Last? ” After a multi-decade drought of songs not entering the public domain because their copyrights keep getting extended, it looks like we are about five years away from the point when some of the Southern Gospel convention songs dating back to the 1920s will start entering the public domain.


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Obviously, the money isn't the real issue and it would be stupid to sue over $30. I just can't imagine this is in any way legal. Other than reporting them to the BBB(worthless), what can I do?

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I do want to continue to work at this place. I started only one month ago, and part of this dominant manager's behavior is control maneuvering.
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Me. Some of the things he implied:-
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I believe the DM Manager's behavior is control maneuvering to make him look my superior.
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Starting in 2006 and accelerating into 2007, as much as $2.5 trillion worth of the fancy mortgages called "hybrids" are coming to the end of the free-lunch part of the deal. Economists are still trying to put numbers on this reset ...l, chief economist at Chicago-based Northern Trust.
With possibly $2.5 trillion in household debt that is going to be repriced higher "the household debt-service ratio is bound to climb to new highs," Kasriel wrote last month. "Asset bubbles are characterized by cheap credit. Usually what bursts a bubble is higher cost of credit, because that is what inflates the bubble, is cheap credit."

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