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The Mechanical Licensing Collective Begins Full Operations as Envisioned by The Music Modernization Act of 2018

The Mechanical Licensing Collective Begins Full Operations as Envisioned by The Music Modernization Act of 2018

| January 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

January 1, 2021 – The highly anticipated License Availability Date set by the landmark Music Modernization Act of 2018 (MMA) – when digital audio services can begin operating under a new blanket mechanical license covering every musical work available on their U.S. services – has officially arrived, ushering in a new era in mechanical licensing led by […]

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12/11/20 Webinar: 2020 Year In Review

12/11/20 Webinar: 2020 Year In Review

| December 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Members and guests of the Copyright Society of the South enjoyed a webinar on December 11, 2020, with guest speaker Stan Soocher who presented his annual copyright review. Soocher is Professor of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies at the University of Colorado’s Denver Campus and the long-time Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment Law & Finance. In addition, Stan […]

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11/17/20 Webinar: All About The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC)

11/17/20 Webinar: All About The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC)

| November 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Members and guests of the Copyright Society of the South enjoyed a webinar on November 17, 2020, with guest speaker Maurice Russell, Head of Rights Management for The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC). Mr. Russell provided information and updates regarding The MLC’s progress on different aspects of its operations in preparation for the debut of […]

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10/27/20 Webinar: Copyright Directive of the European Union

10/27/20 Webinar: Copyright Directive of the European Union

| October 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Members and guests of the Copyright Society of the South enjoyed a webinar on October 27, 2020, with guest panelists Jan Nordemann and Julian Wablinger, who discussed the copyright-related changes to the obligations of internet service providers towards content owners. Jan Nordemann is a partner at Nordemann law firm in Berlin, Germany. He is a certified […]

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9/30/20 Webinar:  Current Issues Facing the Marketplace

9/30/20 Webinar: Current Issues Facing the Marketplace

| October 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Members and guests of the Copyright Society of the South enjoyed a webinar on September 30, 2020, with guest panelists Dr. Jeffrey Eisenach and Barry Massarsky. CSoS Board member Brian Buchanan moderated the event, discussing the economic landscape and its current and potential affects on copyrights. Dr. Jeffrey Eisenach is a Managing Director and Co-Chair […]

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5/28/20 Webinar: AI: Invasion of the Robot Creators: Underlying Rights Issues in the Use of Artificial Intelligence to Create New Works

5/28/20 Webinar: AI: Invasion of the Robot Creators: Underlying Rights Issues in the Use of Artificial Intelligence to Create New Works

| May 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Copyright Society of the South enjoyed a webinar on May 28, 2020, with guest panelists John Beiter, Marghie Evans, Michael Harrington, and Randy Wachtler. CSoS President Kent Draughon moderated the event, discussing artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential affect on copyrights. John Beiter has practiced entertainment law for over 25 years.  His clients have included […]

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Interview with Gary Hertz & Steve Schnur – April 21, 2020 Webinar

Interview with Gary Hertz & Steve Schnur – April 21, 2020 Webinar

| May 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Copyright Society of the South enjoyed a webinar with special guests Gary Hertz and Steve Schnur on April 21, 2020. Steve Schnur has been a label and music publishing company President, TV executive producer, music supervisor, professional musician, songwriter, composer, record producer and more. Along the way, he has moved the needle and changed the […]

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March 17, 2020 Meeting Postponed

March 17, 2020 Meeting Postponed

| March 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we regret we must postpone our March 17th luncheon meeting.  We will be in touch when we are able to reschedule.  Thank you.  

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Herbison & Turnbow Present Copyright Updates

Herbison & Turnbow Present Copyright Updates

| February 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

On February 18, 2020, the Copyright Society of the South welcomed NSAI Executive Director Bart Herbison and NSAI Senior Director of Operations Jennifer Turnbow, who presented updates regarding Copyright Office modernization plans, the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act of 2018 (H.R. 1551)(formerly known as the Music Modernization Act), and the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC). The […]

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Board Election Results

Board Election Results

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Brian Buchanan and Aaron Hartley on being elected to our Board of Directors of the Copyright Society of the South!  They will join the incumbents: Tara Aaron Janice Bane Kari Barnhart Kent Draughon Marghie Evans Sam Powers Christy Robinson Tim Wipperman Our officers for 2020 are: Chairman – Kent Draughon Vice Chair – […]

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