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Copyright Office Releases "Copyright and the Music Marketplace"

Thursday, February 5, 2015   (0 Comments)
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The U.S. Copyright Office has released “Copyright and the Music Marketplace,” a study "detailing the aging music licensing framework as well as the ever-evolving needs of those who create and invest in music in the twenty-first century."

The report reviews the current system and offers recommendations to bring "clarity and relief to songwriters, artists, publishers, record labels, and digital delivery services," according to the U.S. Copyright website.

“Few would dispute that music is culturally essential and economically important to the world we live in,” said Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante, “but the reality is that both music creators and the innovators who support them are increasingly doing business in legal quicksand. As this report makes clear, this state of affairs neither furthers the copyright law nor befits a nation as creative as the United States.”

The report and an executive summary are available at http://copyright.gov/docs/musiclicensingstudy/.


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