Congress Mulls Satellite Radio Copyright Legislation

Law360, New York (May 18, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a move that underscores the heightening battle over widespread music piracy, Congress is considering legislation that would force satellite services to play by the same rules as Internet music services, even as the music industry continues its crackdown in the courts.

Last week, Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) and Rep. Mary Bono (R-Calif.) introduced the Platform Equality and Remedies for Rights Holders in Music Act of 2006 (PERFORM Act), which would reform copyright law to set the same rate setting and content protection standards for satellite...
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