"A member of Congress has introduced legislation this morning aimed at ensuring that the Copyright Royalty Board also consider fair market value when setting songwriter mechanical royalty rates for digital services. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), a member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, carrying the name the Songwriter Equity Act. Its purpose is to update provisions in the Copyright Act to level the playing field for songwriter, composers and publishers to receive fair compensation for the use of their intellectual property."
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
New Legislation Seeks to Modernize Copyright Act to Benefit Songwriters; Billboard, 2/25/14
Ed Christman, Billboard; New Legislation Seeks to Modernize Copyright Act to Benefit Songwriters: