Viral Song Feud Shows Radio Royalties Rule Outdated

Law360, New York (August 16, 2011, 2:32 PM EDT) -- The brewing legal feud over the rights to Rebecca Black's viral hit song “Friday” highlights the complicated landscape of copyright royalties in the digital era, but attorneys say that legislation allowing performers and record labels — not just songwriters — to make money off songs when they're played on the radio is inevitable and necessary.

Black, 13, became an Internet star in March when a music video she posted on YouTube celebrating the “fun, fun, fun, fun” she would have on the weekend gained the dubious...
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