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New Models for
     Distribution –
“Getting the Music Out”
     June 22-24, 2008
Copyright & Legal Issues
Blanket licensing by copyright
collectives, more specifically,
performing rights organizations (P...
Copyright & Legal Issues
 Multiplicity of musical works
 Multiplicity of copyright owners
 Multiplicity of users
 Multipli...
Copyright & Legal Issues
PRO blanket licenses grant:
 The right to perform the works
 actually used
 Immediate and unlimit...
Copyright & Legal Issues
PRO blanket licenses grant: [cont’d]
  Indemnification from millions of
  individual lawsuits
  E...
Copyright & Legal Issues
Copyright collectives and the
blanket licence:

 The individual compositions used
 plus the flexi...
Copyright & Legal Issues
 Collectives substantially lower
 costs for copyright users and
 copyright owners.
 Blanket licen...
Licensing the Means of Performance




                                     page 8
Copyright & Legal Issues
“New” Models of Distribution?

 What’s really new?
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                                page 9
Copyright & Legal Issues

 Performances
 Copies
 Communications




                           p a g e 10
Copyright & Legal Issues

 “Owning” v. Accessing




                           p a g e 11
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Soundstreams New Models of Distribution Conference - Socan Getting The Music Out

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SOCAN administers the communication and performing rights of virtually the world's entire repertoire of copyright-protected music, when it is used in Canada. The following presentation was used by Paul Spurgeon, VP Legal Services and General Counsel, SOCAN.

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Soundstreams New Models of Distribution Conference - Socan Getting The Music Out

  1. 1. New Models for Distribution – “Getting the Music Out” June 22-24, 2008
  2. 2. Copyright & Legal Issues Blanket licensing by copyright collectives, more specifically, performing rights organizations (PRO) like SOCAN: A unique kind of transaction A unique kind of business The future of licensing music? page 2
  3. 3. Copyright & Legal Issues Multiplicity of musical works Multiplicity of copyright owners Multiplicity of users Multiplicity of uses (transactions required) page 3
  4. 4. Copyright & Legal Issues PRO blanket licenses grant: The right to perform the works actually used Immediate and unlimited access to the world’s repertoire No cost or delay in making separate transactions with millions of copyright owners page 4
  5. 5. Copyright & Legal Issues PRO blanket licenses grant: [cont’d] Indemnification from millions of individual lawsuits Efficiencies in monitoring, royalty payment, and enforcement of millions of individual works page 5
  6. 6. Copyright & Legal Issues Copyright collectives and the blanket licence: The individual compositions used plus the flexibility of the aggregating service offered (any and all other works) “The whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts. It is… a different product.” page 6
  7. 7. Copyright & Legal Issues Collectives substantially lower costs for copyright users and copyright owners. Blanket licensing by copyright collectives benefit both sellers (creators and copyright owners) and buyers (music users and the public) page 7
  8. 8. Licensing the Means of Performance page 8
  9. 9. Copyright & Legal Issues “New” Models of Distribution? What’s really new? 1851 page 9
  10. 10. Copyright & Legal Issues Performances Copies Communications p a g e 10
  11. 11. Copyright & Legal Issues “Owning” v. Accessing p a g e 11

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