The Proposed Perform Act: Leveling The Playing Field Or Restricting Consumer Freedoms?

Law360, New York (May 25, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A controversial proposal for a new copyright measure has been receiving a lot of attention as of late. The proposed legislation, called the "Platform Equality and Remedies for Rights Holders in Music Act of 2006," - a bill to harmonize rate setting standards for copyright licenses under sections 112 and 114 of title 17, United States Code, and for other purposes, also called the "Perform Act" - would require companies offering music through cable, satellite, and Internet networks to be subject to "fair market value" licenses...
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