The Charlotte Observer reported that popular bar, restaurant, and Carolina Panthers tailgating spot Draught received some unwelcomed news this week: they were being sued for playing five songs as background music on Spotify and Pandora. How much could five songs potentially cost the Charlotte business? $150,000, plus attorneys fees, even when using a paid music […]
About Matt Chambers
Matt leads the Intellectual Property practice at Spengler & Agans. He assists companies and content creators with the protection and development of their copyrights, trademarks, and new media and internet issues. He developed two legally-focused startups, including a digital media company that managed the domestic and international distribution, marketing, licensing, clearances, negotiations, and piracy monitoring of hundreds of films and television shows.
Entries by Matt Chambers
The Internet opens up things never previously imagined, and that includes widespread online copyright infringement. Someone can take a video, clip, movie, television show, or even an original song and monetize it on YouTube in just a few simple clicks. What can you do if you find something you made uploaded to a streaming site? […]