Copyright Office Music Licensing Study: Comments of Professor Peter S. Menell
141 Pages Posted: 26 May 2014
Date Written: May 23, 2014
In conjunction with Congressional review of copyright law in light of technological and other developments that affect the creation, dissemination, and use of copyrighted works, the U.S. Copyright Office announced on March 17, 2014 the initiation of a study to evaluate the effectiveness of existing methods of licensing music. These comments call attention to three areas: (I) establishing robust registries for licensing music; (II) promoting fair and balanced music streaming services; and (III) channeling mash-up creativity into authorized markets through a compulsory license.
Keywords: copyright, music licensing, compulsory licenses, mash-up, streaming, formalities, registries
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