DOJ Urges 2nd Circ. To Back DMX License Structure

Law360, New York (May 18, 2011, 5:03 PM EDT) -- Weighing in on a licensing dispute between the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and background music provider DMX Inc., antitrust regulators filed a brief earlier this month urging the Second Circuit to conclude an adjustable-fee blanket license is fair.

ASCAP and Broadcast Music Inc., the two dominant organizations that license the public performance rights to music, have separately battled DMX's requests for such licenses in court. ASCAP is fighting against the adjustable-fee blanket license itself while BMI essentially seeks to slap a premium charge...
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