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CIS Files Brief For Small Webcasters in D.C. Circuit Appeal

On June 20, CIS's Cyberlaw Clinic, with Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP, filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals in support of petitions for review of the Librarian of Congress's determination last year of royalty rates for compulsory copyright licenses that apply to webcasting. Download file CIS represents Beethoven.com, InetProgramming Incorporated, Internet Radio Hawaii and WhereverRadio. Brooks, Pierce represents Educational Information Corporation (WCPE FM). Read more about CIS Files Brief For Small Webcasters in D.C. Circuit Appeal

CIS Files Appellate Brief For Webcasters in D.C. Circuit

On June 20, CIS's Cyberlaw Clinic, with Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP, filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals in support of petitions for review of the Librarian of Congress's determination last year of royalty rates for compulsory copyright licenses that apply to webcasting. Download file CIS represents Beethoven.com, InetProgramming Incorporated, Internet Radio Hawaii and WhereverRadio. Brooks, Pierce represents Educational Information Corporation (WCPE FM). Read more about CIS Files Appellate Brief For Webcasters in D.C. Circuit

Agreement Allows Colleges to Continue or Begin Webcasting

On May 31st, 2003, several groups, including CIS client Collegiate Broadcasters, Inc., successfully negotiated an agreement with the Recording Industry Association of America concerning copyright royalties for noncommercial entities streaming music over the Internet.
The press release is available on CBI's website. Radio and Internet Newsletter has an article on the deal. Read more about Agreement Allows Colleges to Continue or Begin Webcasting

Motion Granted

The District Court has granted plaintiffs' Motion to File First Amended Complaint in Golan v. Ashcroft. The Amended Complaint pleads a new theory for the Copyright Term Extension Act being unconstitutional- that the new term is effectively perpetual and therefore violates "limited times." The Amended Complaint also still challenges the restoration of copyrights to numerous foreign works that had been in the public domain prior to the enactment of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act.
The Government has stated its intention to respond by filing a new Motion to Dismiss. Read more about Motion Granted

Court grants Motion in Golan v. Ashcroft

The District Court has granted plaintiffs' Motion to File First Amended Complaint in Golan v. Ashcroft. The Amended Complaint pleads a new theory for the Copyright Term Extension Act being unconstitutional- that the new term is effectively perpetual and therefore violates "limited times." The Amended Complaint also still challenges the restoration of copyrights to numerous foreign works that had been in the public domain prior to the enactment of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. Read more about Court grants Motion in Golan v. Ashcroft

CIS Moves To File Amended Complaint

This case had been on "administrative retirement" pending the Supreme Court's decision in Eldred v. Ashcroft. Eldred was decided in January and in February, CIS filed a Motion To File First Amended Complaint.
The proposed First Amended Complaint replaces the arguments why the Copyright Term Extension Act is unconstitutional with a new argument based on Justice Breyer's dissent in Eldred, that the new term is effectively perpetual. Read more about CIS Moves To File Amended Complaint

Chronicle of Higher Education quotes CBI's Executives on CARP Reform Bill

COLLEGE BROADCASTERS say a Congressional bill to reform how
the Copyright Office settles disputes over royalties doesn't
go far enough in helping college radio stations that want to
play music over the Internet.
--> read the article CIS provided comments on the bill on behalf of CBI with the House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property. Read more about Chronicle of Higher Education quotes CBI's Executives on CARP Reform Bill

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