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Music-Licensing Reform May Be On The Way

Law360, New York (September 9, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT) -- Congress is currently engaged in a comprehensive review of the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §§ 101 et seq., to evaluate potential revisions to the law in light of technological and other developments that impact the creation, dissemination and use of copyrighted works.[1] In connection with this review, the U.S. Copyright Office is conducting a study to assess the effectiveness of the current methods for licensing musical works and sound recordings.

Since March 17, 2014, the office has sought written comments[2] and conducted public roundtables in...
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