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December 4, 2019 | Press Statements

RIAA Statement on Congressional Letter to ALI on Copyright Restatement Project

Washington, D.C. (December 4, 2019) – Morna Willens, Chief Policy Officer of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), released the following statement in response to a recent letter to the American Law Institute (ALI) from Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Representatives Ben Cline (R-VA), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Martha Roby (R-AL), and Harley Rouda (D-CA):

“The RIAA is grateful to Senator Thom Tillis and his bipartisan colleagues for raising important questions about the American Law Institute’s plan to ‘restate’ U.S. copyright law. It’s Congress’s job to set copyright policy, not the ALI’s.

“The letter from Senator Tillis and his House colleagues raises fundamental questions about the ALI’s decision to wade into such deep policy waters that should be fully answered before any ‘restatement’ of copyright goes forward. I want to thank the members for their leadership.”