Castle: Mass NOI Loophole Still Being Exploited
Attorney and blogger Chris Castle continues his reporting on major players like Amazon “innovating” the hell out of a loophole in Section 115 of the Copyright Act. The filing of Notices of Intent (NOI) was designed for low-volume use but is not be exploited by Big Tech to avoid, or at least defer, paying royalties to songwriters. “Assuming the filing was made correctly, the user can then allege that the user is entitled to all of the benefits of the compulsory license without the obligation to pay royalties until the song owner catches them,” writes Castle.
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