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In an effort to redefine legal excellence, Gonzalo Law LLC believes it is important to be knowledgeable on local and international current events. These news events often result in changes to the laws that affect our clients. In order to provide additional resources to our clients, we provide access to the following U.S. and International news sources. These resources are for informational purposes only.Please note that although we do check that all news comes from a reliable source, Gonzalo Law LLC does not guarantee the accuracy of the reported news. In addition, the views and opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the firm. Gonzalo Law LLC does not have any direct association with the following independent news providers.

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  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 729
    NewsNet Issue 729October 15, 2018 U.S. Copyright Office Adopts Final Rule to Streamline Cable, Satellite, and DART Electronic Royalty Payment Processes and the Administration of DART Royalty Accounts The U.S. Copyright Office has adopted a final rule to streamline the administration of digital audio recording technology royalty accounts and electronic royalty payment processes. First, the final rule codifies a procedure for closing out DART royalty payments accounts under section 1005 of the Copyright Act, which gives the Register discretion to close out royalty payments accounts for a calendar year four years after the close of that year. In addition, the final rule updates the Office’s regulations governing online payment procedures for cable, satellite, and DART statements of account to no longer require single lump sum payments when multiple statements are submitted. These modifications are intended to improve the efficiency of the Copyright Office’s Licensing Division operations and simplify royalty payment procedures for filers.              
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 728
    NewsNet Issue 728October 11, 2018 The Orrin G. Hatch–Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act Signed into Law Congress recently passed the Orrin G. Hatch–Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act, which the president signed into law on October 11, 2018. This bipartisan and unanimously-enacted legislation represents the realization of years of effort by a wide array of policymakers and stakeholders, and the U.S. Copyright Office itself, to update the music licensing to better facilitate legal licensing of music by digital services. The Copyright Office is heartened by the passage of this landmark legislation expected to benefit the many stakeholders across all aspects of the music marketplace, including songwriters, publishers, artists, record labels, digital services, libraries, and the public at large. The legislation addresses Congress’s determination that copyright law had not kept pace with changing consumer preferences and technological developments in music. The law has three key components, Title I—Music Licensing Modernization; Title II—Classics Protection and Access; and Title III—Allocation for Music Producers. More information about the law is available on the Office’s Music Modernization Act webpage. The law is effective as of October 11, 2018 but some aspects become applicable later. The Copyright Office and stakeholders must undertake several implementation steps during this process. The Copyright Office looks forward to implementing this historic law. The Office’s NewsNets and website will provide updates on rulemakings and other Office implementation activities.              
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 727
    NewsNet Issue 727September 26, 2018 Extra! Extra! The Scoop on Copyright Law and the News The Copyright Office will host the Copyright Matters event “Extra! Extra! The Scoop on Copyright Law and the News” on Monday, October 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the historic Coolidge Auditorium in the Jefferson Building in Washington, DC. Five panelists will discuss the relationship between copyright law and journalism. They will explore copyright’s role in promoting a free press, including news business models (both traditional and novel approaches), new avenues for speakers who traditionally didn’t have a public voice, news aggregation, and copyright law exceptions and limitations such as fair use. The panel discussion will feature Sharon Farmer, former director of the White House Photography Office; Robert Levine, Billboard reporter and author of “Free Ride”; Tom Curley, associate general counsel at Gannett Co., Inc; Jonathan Band, technology law and policy advocate; and Michael Carroll, American University professor of law and director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property and a co-founder of Creative Commons. Please visit the event page to stay apprised of updated information about this program and speakers. Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ada@loc.gov.            
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