Statutory copyright licenses are incredibly important to the operation and economics of the music, television, and new media industries. When it comes to determining their rates and terms, U.S. copyright law turns to a single body: the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB), a three-judge panel charged with setting and adjusting statutory license rates and terms, as well as overseeing the distribution of statutory license royalties collected by the U.S. Copyright Office, and adjudicating certain controversies related to statutory license rates and claims.
With much to understand regarding the CRB’s function and proceedings, Jackson Walker partner Emilio B. Nicolas has organized a free, one-hour virtual roundtable discussion hosted by the ABA Intellectual Property Litigation Committee titled “An Overview and Update on Recent Copyright Royalty Board Rate Proceedings.”
Emilio will introduce the roundtable’s featured guests, Blake Cunningham (Google), Brad Prendergast (SoundExchange), and Gwen Seale (Mike Tolleson & Associates), who will provide an overview of the CRB, discuss updates on current CRB proceedings (including Web V, Phonorecords III (Remand), and Phonorecords IV), and answer related questions.
The roundtable takes place at 11 a.m. CT on April 14, 2022. For more information, visit the event registration webpage.
Emilio B. Nicolas is an intellectual property and entertainment law attorney in Jackson Walker’s Austin office. His practice includes entertainment, media, technology, and intellectual property litigation and transactional work, with a particular emphasis on copyright, trademark, and privacy law. Outside of his practice, Emilio co-chairs the Firm’s Entertainment, Digital, & Sports group and is a member and life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, a member and Co-Chair of the Copyrights Subcommittee for the ABA Intellectual Property Litigation Committee, and a past Trustee of the Copyright Society of the USA.