Don’t Know About This Stream

….where a song can be streamed literally millions of times and the songwriter comes out of it with $5,000. CBC story on the impact of streaming on royalty rates paid to songwriters. Based on the Copyright Act not appearing to be updated to address the technology, where one is not purchasing a specific song, but nonetheless contributing to a particular revenue stream of which the songwriter is a major part of why the contribution is being made. Recall similar issues when movies were first on videocassette. Studios took the position that they didn’t have to pay residuals, due to the technology not being contemplated at the time of “traditional” arrangements.

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About brucelarochelle

Practising Lawyer and Part-Time University Instructor (Accounting, Commercial Law, Organizational Behaviour); Part-Time Federal Tribunal Member. Non-practising Chartered Professional Accountant (Chartered Accountant and Certified Management Accountant).
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