Peter Strand Writes article for Multifamily Executive Magazine
Why Playing Music in Your Building Could Be Risky Business
What you don’t know about entertainment law can hurt you. Here's what to do to make sure your properties are complying with copyright law.
By Peter J. Strand
You don’t run a nightclub. There’s no DJ in the office. You don’t host concerts, raves, or even church services. You own or manage residential buildings—apartments. So why is someone from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) claiming you need to pay for a music license?
Why Do I Need to Care?
Under U.S. copyright law, songwriters own the exclusive right to the public performance of their songs. In addition to live performances, this law covers the playing of recorded music:
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LSG PARTNERS NAMED AS SOME OF MOST INFLUENTIAL IN CHICAGO'S FILM INDUSTRY
Leavens, Strand & Glover’s Tom Leavens and Jerry Glover were named to this year’s NewCity Film 50 2015 Chicago’s Screen Gems, the magazine’s list of the most influential behind-the-scenes players in Chicago media. NewCity calls those on the list the key players who “support and nourish the imaginations of all of Chicago.” To view the article, go here: http://newcityfilm.com/2015/10/15/film-50-2015-chicagos-screen-gems/2/
(Photo: Joe Mazza/Brave Lux)
TRAVIS LIFE NAMED "LEADING LAWYER" IN ENTERTAINMENT/SPORTS LAW, AND MORE
Congratulations to Travis Life for being named a Leading Lawyer in Entertainment & Sports Law, Data Privacy and Intellectual Property Law. Only those lawyers who are most often recommended, and later approved by the Leading Lawyer Advisory Board, are selected as Leading Lawyers. The distinction of being a Leading Lawyer has been earned by fewer than 5% of all lawyers to licensed to practice in Illinois. More at www.leadinglawyers.com.
LEAVENS STRAND & GLOVER NAMED TO 2016 BEST LAWYERS LIST
All Three Name Partners Ranked Highly by their Peers
in Multiple Entertainment Law Categories Again This Year
Best Lawyers once again recognized Leavens, Strand, & Glover’s three name partners in its 2016 national peer-review rankings of lawyers.
Tom Leavens, Peter Strand and Jerry Glover were all selected again this year for their work in Entertainment Law, both in the Music and in the Motion Pictures & Television categories. Strand has been named to this list every year since 2007, while Leavens and Glover have been on the list since 2012.
This recognition comes on the heels of the firm and its partners receiving a Band 1 ranking from in-house counsel in Chambers USA earlier this year. The firm has held Chambers’ highly coveted ranking for Illinois media and entertainment law transactional firms regularly since its founding in 2009.
Now in its 22nd year, Best Lawyers conducted 6.2 million evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers to determine who will make this year’s prestigious list. More at www.bestlawyers.com.
JERRY GLOVER SPEAKS AT CONFERENCE
LSG partner Jerry Glover spoke on Sunday, October 4 to the annual Documentary Film Summit held at Chicago Filmmakers Studios. He spoke to the documentary filmmakers present about fair use of third party copyrighted materials, the importance of obtaining writing agreements and releases from crew and subjects of the film, what documentary film distributors expect from producers and what public television stations and PBS can offer filmmakers. This conference is held in Chicago each year and in other major cities throughout the country.