Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal


This note examines the possibility of a unified transnational licensing system for digital streaming services. The note reviews the development of current streaming services and their individual struggles with domestic copyright law as a barrier to entry to new markets. The note draws a connection between the rise of streaming services and the reduction in piracy in certain regional markets. Finally, the note analyzes previous approaches to multinational licensing and uses these current streaming services in case studies to exemplify how successful a global licensing syndicate would be.