The Road Ahead For Music-Streaming Licenses

Law360 (April 25, 2019, 3:05 PM EDT) -- Congress legislates, but it is an agency that typically has to translate the mandates in the law into effective regulation. That is certainly the case with the Music Modernization Act, passed and signed back in October, 2018.[1]

Even with all the (well-deserved) accolades the music industry and Congress garnered at the time for crafting this solution and steering it through, implementing the law may well prove the harder part. And the U.S. Copyright Office bears the brunt of that regulatory responsibility.[2] Additionally, setting up a new — and putatively comprehensive — database of rights and works for worldwide music will itself...

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