In its Memorandum supporting its motion to dismiss, SoundExchange argued that the court lacks jurisdiction to hear this action because the plaintiffs have not presented an “actual controversy” or “real and substantial” dispute that touches parties with adverse legal interests. On a more substantive level, SoundExchange also countered that geofenced streams of radio content are not exempt from the statutory license provisions, pointing out that the Copyright Office previously ruled that the 150-mile exemption does not apply to radio retransmissions made over the internet, even if such transmissions were restricted geographically. In a 2002 ruling setting royalty rates for internet streaming, the Copyright Office ruled that, based on the interplay between sections 112 and 114 of the statute, “the better interpretation of the law is that the exemption does not apply to radio retransmissions made over the Internet.” Moreover, … [Read more...] about Emerging Technology and Existing Law: Can Geofencing Provide Radio Webcasters a Workaround of Digital Performance Royalties?
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A decade after a restructuring that stripped the decision-making powers of the board of education and placed the system under mayoral control, city schools in 2017 were boasting rising test scores and a record graduation rate for high schools of 73 percent, compared with 53 percent in 2011. Glowing news articles cited examples such as Ballou High School, a campus in a low-income neighborhood where the entire 2017 graduating class applied for college. … [Read more...] about DC’s public schools have gone from a point of pride to one of the city’s largest embarrassments
Brian Jodice, a spokesman for Parents For Educational Freedom in North Carolina, said bringing back a charter cap would halt the educational progress that the state has made. He said the old cap of 100 schools was an arbitrary number and that there’s no magic number for the number of charter schools that the state should allow. … [Read more...] about NC charter schools have nearly doubled since 2011. Some say it’s time for a new cap.
Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, who is facing an accusation of sexual assault , is in line to become governor if Gov. Ralph Northam resigns over a racist yearbook photo. If Northam and Fairfax fall, Attorney Mark Herring would be next in line to govern. On Wednesday, Herring admitted that he wore blackface as a college student . After Herring comes House Speaker Kirk Cox, a conservative Republican. … [Read more...] about Timeline: Virginia political scandals continue to pile on
In October, the state received applications from 35 new charter schools. Of that group, 14 requested permission to open in 2019 instead of waiting until 2020. The Charter Schools Advisory Board only recommended three of the 14 schools for an accelerated opening. … [Read more...] about A private school will become one of North Carolina’s newest charter schools