Dec

    Modification of Consent Decrees: The BMI/ASCAP decree and effects on competition

    2 PM EST

    The DOJ is considering modifying the 70 year old consent decrees for publishing rights organizations (“PROs”) ASCAP and BMI. One issue is whether music publishers should be allowed to withdraw from the PROs the rights to license their repertory to a class of music user – called partial withdrawal. The proposed modification raises thorny questions: What should the competitive goals be for any modification? What competitive impact, if any, might partial withdrawal have on different classes of licensees, e.g., digital music services? To what extent would allowing partial withdrawal impact future interpretations of the Supreme Court’s decision in BMI v. CBS?


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    *David A. Balto, Law Offices of David Balto
    *Charles E. Biggio, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati
    *Lisl J. Dunlop, Manatt
    *Andrew Finch, Paul Weiss

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    Modification of Consent Decrees: The BMI/ASCAP decree and effects on Competition

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    Format

    Teleconference

    Date

    Dec 08, 2015

    2015-12-08T14:00:00-05:00 2015-12-08T15:15:00-05:00 Modification of Consent Decrees: The BMI/ASCAP decree and effects on competition

    The DOJ is considering modifying the 70 year old consent decrees for publishing rights organizations (“PROs”) ASCAP and BMI. One issue is whether music publishers should be allowed to withdraw from the PROs the rights to license their repertory to a class of music user – called partial withdrawal. The proposed modification raises thorny questions: What should the competitive goals be for any modification? What competitive impact, if any, might partial withdrawal have on different classes of licensees, e.g., digital music services? To what extent would allowing partial withdrawal impact future interpretations of the Supreme Court’s decision in BMI v. CBS?


    Moderator:
    *Elinor R. Hoffmann, Office of the NYS Attorney General

    Speakers:
    *David A. Balto, Law Offices of David Balto
    *Charles E. Biggio, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati
    *Lisl J. Dunlop, Manatt
    *Andrew Finch, Paul Weiss

    For this and all upcoming events visit https://shop.americanbar.org/eBus/ABAEventsCalendar.aspx

    FREE:  Antitrust Section Members, Government, Non-profit Employees, Students
    $25 Other Non-Members

    Explore Section benefits or call 1-800-285-2221 to join. Code RAT14IP25.   For this and all upcoming events visit http://AmBar.org/ATEvents.
     
    CLE
    The ABA is not seeking CLE credit for this program.

    Audio Archive
    Provided all releases are obtained, MP3 recordings of this program will be available to Section members on the Committee Program Audio page.

     

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