PAABA Report: The SOPA/PIPA Protest

On January 18, 2012, the tech community in Silicon Valley gathered in front of San Francisco’s City Hall to protest the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) bills being considered by Congress and the House of Representatives. PIPA was approved by a senate committee and is now pending before Read more about PAABA Report: The SOPA/PIPA Protest[…]

When Should a Small Business Pay ASCAP or BMI?

Ganka Hadjipetrova, Esq. A growing number of small businesses are being unpleasantly surprised with letters from performing rights organizations, such as the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), with indirect or direct threats of copyright infringement.  The performing rights organizations, or PROs, which manage musical copyrights on behalf Read more about When Should a Small Business Pay ASCAP or BMI?[…]