Category: Copyrights

Retrogaming Responsibly

In the past few years, retrogaming – collecting and playing video games from past generation consoles – has become incredibly popular. However, retrogaming raises some interesting copyright issues for both IP owners and gamers. One such issue is the gaming world concept of “abandonware.” This continue reading...

Music Public Performance Rights: Ignore That Licensing Offer from ASCAP or BMI at Your Peril

In the music world, performance rights organizations (“PROs”) serve an intermediary function between songwriters and music publishers and third parties who perform the protected works publicly. Among the largest PROs in the United States are the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (“ASCAP”), Broadcast continue reading...