The United States Copyright Office is beginning a study on current music licensing methods and the effectiveness of these methods. The results from this study will be included in a report which will be submitted to Congress.
“To aid this effort, the Office is seeking public input on this topic. The Office will use the information it gathers to report to Congress. Congress is currently conducting a review of the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 101 et seq., to evaluate potential revisions of the law in light of technological and other developments that impact the creation, dissemination, and use of copyrighted works.”
infoDOCKET reports that the study will look into seven different topics:
- Musical Works
- Sound Recordings
- Platform Parity
- Changes in Music Licensing Practices
- Revenues and Investment
- Data Standards
- Other Issues
If you have any comments to submit you must do so by May 16th, 2014. All comments must be submitted online.
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