United States v. Broadcast Music, Inc
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|September 16, 2016
OPINION AND DECLARATORY JUDGMENT. The phrase in Art. II (C) of the Consent Decree defining BMI's repertory as "those compositions, the right of public performance of which [BMI] has the right to license or sublicense" is descriptive, n ot prescriptive. The "right of public performance" is left undefined as to scope or form, to be determined by processes outside the Consent Decree. The Consent Decree neither bars fractional licensing nor requires full-work licensing. (Signed by Judge Louis L. Stanton on 9/16/2016) (rjm) (Additional attachment(s) added on 9/16/2016: # 1 Right to Appeal Form #1, # 2 Right to Appeal #2) (rjm).
|May 28, 2015
OPINION AND ORDER. The petition is granted and the rate for the BMI-Pandora license is set at 2.5% of revenue for the years 2013 through 2016. BMI's AFBL formula is adopted and Pandora is entitled to an advertising agency commission deducti on of up to 15% of third-party costs. So ordered. re: (110 in 1:13-cv-04037-LLS) LETTER MOTION for Conference regarding modification of Protective Order addressed to Judge Louis L. Stanton from Atara Miller, Esq. dated October 2, 2014 filed by Broadcast Music, Inc. (Signed by Judge Louis L. Stanton on 5/27/2015) Filed In Associated Cases: 1:13-cv-04037-LLS, 1:64-cv-03787-LLS (rjm)
|December 19, 2013
OPINION & ORDER re: (22 in 1:13-cv-04037-LLS) MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment filed by Pandora Media, Inc.: Pandora's motion is denied. The relevant compositions are not within BMI's repertory, and it lacks the power to license them to any applicant, including Pandora. Nothing in this opinion affects the right of licensees to continue to perform the withdrawn compositions under presently-existing licenses. They were legal when made, and the rights they granted are not to be altered retroactively. As far as this ruling is concerned, they continue according to their terms until their expiration. (Signed by Judge Louis L. Stanton on 12/18/2013) Filed In Associated Cases: 1:13-cv-04037-LLS, 1:64-cv-03787-LLS (tn)
|May 4, 2009
ORDER: It is ordered, that Magistrate Judge Black's Report and Recommendation is adopted in all respects, and the case of P.I.G. Inc. d/b/a/ The Blind Pig and West 6th Street partners Inc. d.b.a Velvet Dog v. Broadcast Music, Inc., 08Civ. 730 (S.D.Ohio) is closed in accordance with the Report and Recommendation. So Ordered. (Signed by Judge Louis L. Stanton on 5/1/09) (js)
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