The Music Modernization Act: What It Is And What’s Next

The Music Modernization Act: What It Is And What’s Next

by Laura Marsh The Music Modernization Act (“MMA”) is a bill in Congress on its way to becoming law. It has brought together songwriters, music publishers, artists, record labels, and streaming services in an unprecedented fashion. Even though these groups typically do not see eye to eye when it comes to copyright issues, the MMA would mark a significant victory…

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Are “Selves” Necessary To Own Selfies?

Are “Selves” Necessary to Own Selfies?

by Madison Silvey Who owns a “selfie”? On April 23rd of this year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit determined that a monkey cannot. Rewind to 2011. Naruto, a six-year-old crested macaque from Indonesia, snapped a quick photo of himself using nature photographer David John Slater’s camera. Slater, who was on assignment in Indonesia at the time, then…

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