Monday, August 29, 2011

Legislator Calls for Clarifying Copyright Law; New York Times, 8/28/11

Larry Rohter, New York Times; Legislator Calls for Clarifying Copyright Law:

"Arguing that Congress has an obligation “to preserve fairness and justice for artists,” the senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee has called for a revision of United States copyright law to remove ambiguities in the current statute about who is eligible to reclaim ownership rights to songs and sound recordings.

“For too long the work of musicians has been used to create enormous profits for record labels, radio stations and others, without fairly distributing these profits to the artists,” said Representative John Conyers Jr. of Michigan, who was chairman of the committee until January."

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