Farewell DMLA

As 2019 comes to an end, so too does my long relationship with PACA/DMLA. From the start, almost 40 years ago, as a PACA member, I knew instantly the importance of this association to my own business and to the licensing industry. My retirement sounds too final, so I will use “rejuvenation” suggested by my […]

Senator Tillis Announces Judiciary Committee Initiative on IP

In a commentary letter posted on The Hill December 17th by Senator Thomas Tillis (R-N.C.) entitled Getting Back to Basics on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act  Tillis announced his intentions “to launch a major new initiative in the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property to explore ways we can better promote the creative economy in […]

5 Copyright & IP Things You Missed at the DMLA 24th Annual Conference

When your product is “digital media” and the marketplace transaction is “licensing” nothing beats copyright and IP issues to draw a crowd. And this year was no exception at the Digital Media Licensing Association’s 24th Annual Conference recently held in LA.  The always popular Hot Topics In Legal, where senior-level legal experts and industry leaders […]

6 Things You Missed at the 24th Annual DMLA Conference in LA

The DMLA wrapped up its ambitious annual conference in LA October 27-29. The program featured major announcements and over 60 industry leaders discussed core issues the content licensing industry faces today. A new multi-track afternoon roundtable format encouraged attendee participation and deeper dives into a range of topics, with meals and sponsored parties to encourage […]

Case Act Overwhelming Passes the House of Representatives

We are thrilled to report that the CASE Act (H.R. 2426) was passed by the House of Representative this evening, October 22, 2019, by a vote of 410-6.  It’s a great day for creators! “Today’s vote by the House further attests to the tremendous support that’s been demonstrated for the CASE Act, legislation that will provide U.S. […]

DMLA Google Images Survey Results

The DMLA is publishing the initial results of our first Google Images Survey in anticipation of our 24th Annual DMLA Conference in LA. With our members representing over 80% of North American image and video licensing, and more than a third of our respondents C-level executives, the survey will provide the DMLA with data and […]

DMLA Google Images Member Survey

At CEPIC’s annual conference in Paris this June, Google Images’ Product Lead, Francois Spies, presented new functionality in development and expressed Google’s desire to work more closely with organizations like CEPIC and DMLA. These were encouraging words, on the heels of last years’ announcement at the DMLA’s 23rd Annual Conference of Google’s adoption of long-fought-for […]

Case Act Unanimously Passes House Judiciary Committee

The CASE Act (Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement) took another critical step towards becoming a law as the House Judiciary Committee passed the bill unanimously. The law is ready now for a full vote by both chambers of Congress. The support in Congress has been bipartisan, along with a wide swath of the publishing […]

State Rights and Copyright Q & A – Allen v Cooper  

Rick Gell, interim Executive Director of the DMLA back again with our Senior Legal Counsel Nancy Wolff of CDAS. Welcome back Nancy. We have a ruling in Allen v Cooper heading to the Supreme Court in November, and once again, realize how much there is to learn about copyright law. Nancy, to start, what the […]