What Is “Publishing” Money In The Music Business? A Look At How Musicians, Songwriters and Producers Make Money From Publishing

What Is “Publishing” Money In The Music Business?A Look At How Musicians, Songwriters and Producers Make Money From PublishingBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. While songwriters, musicians and record producers are often advised by their fellow artists to keep their own publishing, such an approach is no longer especially applicable in the modern music economy. It […]
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Intellectual Property Law Considerations When “Minting” or Launching An NFT Project

Some Intellectual Property Law Considerations When “Minting” or Launching An NFT or NFT ProjectBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. The current buzz in the entertainment, sports, gaming, fashion, and art worlds as well as in other lifestyle, business, and technology areas are the “metaverse” and “non-fungible tokens” known as “NFTs.” However, it is crucial that an […]
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Why You Still Should Register A “Copyrighted” Work

Copyright Law: Why You Still Should Register A “Copyrighted” WorkBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. A common misconception in the entertainment industry is that an author has a “copyright registration” in the work upon completion and the publication of the created work. However, this is not entirely true. Although the Berne Convention, which the United States […]
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What Are NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens)? A Look At NFTs in the Art, Entertainment, Music, Sports, Esports and Video Games Worlds

What Are NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens)? A Look At NFTs in the Art, Entertainment, Music, Sports, Esports and Video Games WorldsBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. NFTs or “non-fungible tokens” are all the buzz in today’s entertainment, sports, art, esports and video game industries. This includes musicians earning millions of dollars through releasing their own NFTs, celebrities […]
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Oh, No! They Rescheduled the Harry Styles Concert! Force Majeure and “Rain or Shine” Language in a Time of Disasters and Pandemics

Oh, No! They Rescheduled the Harry Styles Concert! Force Majeure and “Rain or Shine” Language in a Time of Disasters and Pandemics By Jeremy M. Evans, Esq. and Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. The sale of many consumer goods, including concert tickets, indicates something along the lines of “rain or shine.” Does this include disasters that […]
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Some Intellectual Property Law Considerations for Video Game Developers and Publishers

Some Intellectual Property Law Considerations for Video Game Developers and Publishers By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Proper protection of intellectual property by game publishers and game developers is of utmost importance. Usage of these protocols are especially critical as international major and independent or “indie” developers and publishers continue to grow their businesses via traditional […]
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