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February 21, 2017 | News Articles

Major Music Organizations Decry Broken DMCA, Outline Possible Solutions In New Government Filing

An extensive coalition of organizations representing virtually the entire music community has filed new comments with the U.S. Copyright Office decrying a broken and antiquated Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) as part of the Office’s ongoing study of the law. Why is this timely and relevant now? The House Judiciary Committee announced late last year it is looking into music licensing reform as part of its effort to update our nation’s copyright laws. The submitting organizations include the American Federation of Musicians; American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers; Broadcast Music, Inc.; Content Creators Coalition; Global Music Rights; Living Legends Foundation; Music Managers Forum – United States; Nashville Songwriters Association International; National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences; National Music Publishers’ Association; Recording Industry Association of America; Rhythm and Blues Foundation; Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; SESAC Holdings, Inc.; and SoundExchange.

Click here to view the PDF which includes key excerpts from the music organizations’ filing. A copy of the filing is available upon request.