Online publishers face tough choice after 2nd Circuit refuses ‘embedded links’ appeal

The publishers’ brief requesting the appeal claimed U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest of Manhattan threw the future of online communications into turmoil when she rejected 9th Circuit precedent that shields publishers from responsibility for linked content. Her summary judgment ruling, according to their brief, “upends settled expectations and transforms conduct that occurs millions of times a day online into potential acts of copyright infringement.”

Source: Online publishers face tough choice after 2nd Circuit refuses…

Spotify Opens Access To Official Playlist Editors To All 

Spotify has launched a new beta feature that gives artists, labels and their teams a channel to submit unreleased music directly to their editorial team for playlist consideration. The new feature also guarantees playlist placement for an artist or label selected track on the Release Radar playlist of all their followers.

Source: Spotify Opens Access To Official Playlist Editors To All, Guarantees Release Radar Placement

Artificial Intelligence Is Automating Hollywood. Now, Art Can Thrive.

It’s easy to think that technology like algorithms and robots will make the film industry go the way of the factory worker and the customer service rep, and argue that artistic filmmaking is in its death throes. For the film industry, the same narrative doesn’t apply — artificial intelligence seems to have enhanced Hollywood’s creativity, not squelched it.

Source: Artificial Intelligence Is Automating Hollywood. Now, Art Can Thrive.

Merck Mercuriadis wants to raise a billion dollars. And then he wants to change the face of the music business.

Last month, Mercuriadis – the manager of Nile Rodgers, and the former manager of Morrissey, Guns & Roses and Elton John – successfully raised £200m ($265m) for an acquisitive, publicly traded new music venture. Hipgnosis Songs Fund Ltd (HSFL) is now live on the London Stock Exchange – following its IPO last week – and is hungry for blockbuster song catalogs.

Source: Merck Mercuriadis wants to raise a billion dollars. And then he wants to change the face of the music business.

Appeals Court Won’t Take Up Copyright Decision That Raised Alarm About Embedding Tweets

Back in February, a New York judge caused a bit of a freakout by issuing a copyright decision regarding the embedding of a copyrighted photo of NFL superstar Tom Brady. Now comes another surprise with potentially big ramifications to the future of embedding and in-line linking: The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has denied an interlocutory appeal.

Source: Appeals Court Won’t Take Up Copyright Decision That Raised Alarm…

Stock Photo Marketplace Connects Photographers With Customers Directly Via Blockchain

The blockchain-based marketplace developed by Wemark aims to help photographers capitalize on the ever-growing levels of demand seen from the digital content industry — giving them a chance to establish new relationships, license photos to businesses directly and experience a much higher level of control and transparency.

Source: Stock Photo Marketplace Connects Photographers With Customers Directly Via Blockchain

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