Jackson Walker Hosts Copyright Society of the USA Texas Chapter Meeting

June 22, 2015 | Spotlight

Jackson Walker is pleased to host the next meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA. The meeting is scheduled from 12 to 1:30 p.m. CST on July 8, 2015, at Jackson Walker’s Austin office, and is co-sponsored by the Copyright Society of the USA and the Austin Bar Association’s Entertainment & Sports Law Section.

The event, entitled “‘We’re Not Gonna Take It:’ The New Grass Roots, the #IRespectMusic Campaign, and the Fair Pay Act,” will feature a presentation by guest speakers Chris Castle of Christian L. Castle, Attorneys and Ray Flowers of Fifth Column.

If you have any questions, then please contact Texas Chapter Chair and Jackson Walker attorney Emilio B. Nicolas at (512) 236-2304 or enicolas@jw.com.

Event Information

“We’re Not Gonna Take It:” The New Grass Roots, the #IRespectMusic Campaign, and the Fair Pay Act”

July 8, 2015 | 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Jackson Walker, 100 Congress Avenue, Suite 1100, Austin, Texas 78701

In the United States, performing artists do not get paid for broadcast radio airplay. I Respect Music (IRespectMusic.org) is a grass roots movement of independent artists with chapters across the United States, including Austin, Texas, that is currently petitioning Congress to extend the digital performance right to broadcast radio. Recently, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced the Fair Play Fair Pay Act of 2015 (H.R. 1733), which seeks to modernize the music licensing rules for digital and terrestrial radio broadcasts. Austin manager Ray Flowers and attorney Chris Castle have been helping I Respect Music movement in Austin and will give an overview of the movement. Chris will also address the copyright issues in the Fair Play Fair Play Act, including an extension of the performance royalty to pre-1972 sound recordings and broadcast radio.