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(CBS Sports)   Music industry threatens to take down NFL teams for using copyrighted songs on social media posts without paying, even ones where it's just background noise during player interviews   (cbssports.com) divider line
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286 clicks; posted to Sports » on 23 Nov 2020 at 11:20 AM (14 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-11-23 11:36:05 AM  
14 votes:
The music industry just doesn't get it and, apparently, never will.
 
2020-11-23 11:16:31 AM  
8 votes:
Let them fight.
 
2020-11-23 11:46:28 AM  
6 votes:
I like the idea of charging the music industry for their music getting into our ears without our permission.  This would have solved a lot of our Nickelback and Imagine Dragons problems.
 
2020-11-23 11:42:29 AM  
6 votes:
ASCAP is the HOA of the music universe.
 
2020-11-23 12:21:58 PM  
4 votes:

WoodyHayes: I bought that Haddaway album so we all make poor decisions at times, or at least choices which remain fine for the time they were made but not ones which would be repeated in the present day.


Name a single Nickelback song with the permanence or cultural cachet of "What is Love?".

You may not want to defend your choice that day, but I will.
 
2020-11-23 12:41:33 PM  
2 votes:

AliceBToklasLives: How does music playing in the background harm the rightsholders to said music? No one is not going to buy that Lorde single because they heard in in the background of a video. If anything, they are getting free publicity. It's like inverted payola.


The music industry has never been particularly reasonable regarding copyright law and fair use.  Given that the NFL remains one massive cash cow that they could milk for an indefinite period of time, I'm honestly surprised they haven't started pulling this sort of thing earlier.
 
2020-11-23 12:50:30 PM  
1 vote:

AliceBToklasLives: How does music playing in the background harm the rightsholders to said music? No one is not going to buy that Lorde single because they heard in in the background of a video. If anything, they are getting free publicity. It's like inverted payola.


Because, technically, if you play music in a commercial setting, you're supposed to pay royalties. I don't know, however, if you just play music on the radio or SiriusXM if you'd have to pay royalties since they're being paid by the broadcaster. Either way, shaking down the NFL is a way to get some money short term but probably isn't a great idea long term.
 
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