Historic Coalition of 213 Musical Artists Calls on Congress to Pass CLASSICS Act — The Trichordist

[Editor Charlie sez:  The consensus behind the CLASSICS Act demonstrates just how unready for prime time is the Music Modernization Act.  If we’re not going to stand behaind Chairman Nadler’s Fair Play Fair Pay, the CLASSICS Act deserves a chance to stand alone and not be tied to the punitive and controversial Music Modernization Act.]

The 1976 copyright act federalized copyrights for post 1972 sound recordings. Sound recordings made pre-1972 were covered and remain covered by state copyright laws. The 1976 act did not strip the works of copyright protection. Several years ago digital broadcasters and non-interactive streaming services all decided (simultaneously) that the Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings Act […]

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