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@repjerrynadler: Reps. Nadler, @DarrellIssa Pre-1972 Copyright Fix with Introduction of CLASSICS Act

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davidclowery reblogged this on The Trichordist and commented:

Breaking! Congressmen Nadler and Issa introduce bill to fix loophole on pre-1972 recordings. Legacy artists will finally get digital royalties. Also Pandora has lent their support to the bill. Thanks to all who worked so hard on this but especially Blake Morgan!

Is The Spotify "Fake Song" Scandal Really About Lowering Songwriter Royalties Across the Board?

The Spotify “fake artist” scandal that broke last week has been a real head scratcher. Did they really save that much money? I mean they paid billions out to rights holders, but NYTimes puts the “savings” on fake songs at $3 million dollars? 314 more words

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Hey Alexa, Where's My Money? Address Unknown Update Courtesy of Paperchain

We get an update this week on the total “address unknown” mass NOIs filed with the Copyright Office for the royalty-free windfall loophole.  This time we have to thank our our friends at… 221 more words

#irespectmusic Campaign

davidclowery reblogged this on The Trichordist and commented:

Digital services have accelerated the questionable use of the "address unknown" loophole in the copyright act. Check this out. Amazon has now sent notices for 24 million tracks in a period of 15 months. Between 2010 to 2015 the copyright office was only sent 4800 such notices. Is Amazon even trying to find the composers? I'm not an attorney but I don't understand how this isn't fraud.

Via @musictechpolicy: Hey Alexa, Where’s My Money? Address Unknown Update Courtesy of Paperchain

By Chris Castle

We get an update this week on the total “address unknown” mass NOIs filed with the Copyright Office for the royalty-free windfall loophole.   233 more words

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GUEST POST: With Other Companies Wide Awake to the Problem, When is the Penny Going to Drop for Google?

This is a guest post from Volker Rieck, Managing Director of the content protection service provider FDS File Defense Service. 

WITH OTHER COMPANIES WIDE AWAKE TO THE PROBLEM NOW, WHEN IS THE PENNY GOING TO DROP FOR GOOGLE? 1,216 more words

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