The Copyright Royalty Board started off the New Year by announcing new rates for 2016-2020 that will apply to sound recordings on internet radio and webcasts. The new rates of $0.0017 for non-subscription streams and $0.0022 for subscription streams only apply to non-interactive digital music services, unlike YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Music. These interactive services negotiate deals directly with the copyright owners, as opposed to having a fixed statutory rate.
Brittany Maxey of Maxey Law Offices, PLLC recently presented “Intellectual Property, Anyone?” at the Southwest Florida SCORE Chapter and the Naples SCORE Chapter. SCORE is a nationwide, non-profit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and small businesses on matters essential to growth and success. Maxey’s presentation educated attendees on the importance of Intellectual Property to their businesses.
Intellectual Property Iconathon
On August 28, 2015, the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Noun Project, a California-based organization that promotes the development of symbols to build a visual language, teamed together to hold, what they have dubbed, the “USPTO Iconathon”. This event aimed to create a set of universally recognized icons representing various Intellectual Property terms and concepts. Groups of intellectual property experts, designers from AIGA D.C. and Code for NOVA, and members of the public worked together and developed 19 new icons that are ready to be used around the world. http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/entry/icons_for_intellectual_property_concepts; https://thenounproject.com/USPTO/.
Brittany Maxey, Esq. was recently interviewed by Bay News 9 where she provided insights into the effects of the theft of digitized books when a Bay area author’s new book on Cuba’s colorful history was pirated. Please click here to read the Bay News 9 Interview .
Brittany Maxey of Maxey Law Offices, PLLC recently presented for the “Intellectual Property, Anyone?” SCORE workshop in St. Petersburg. SCORE is a nationwide, non-profit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and small businesses on matters essential to growth and success. Maxey’s presentation educated attendees on the importance of Intellectual Property to their businesses.
Brittany J. Maxey, Esq. of Maxey Law Office, PLLC has been invited to mentor at the Second Annual Bizwomen Mentoring Monday, hosted by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. This is Maxey’s second year participating. For more information about the event, click here.