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#1129545 - 08/04/17 01:26 PM Transparency in Music Licensing and Ownership Act  
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#1129546 - 08/04/17 02:46 PM Re: Transparency in Music Licensing and Ownership Act [Re: Jody Whitesides]  
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Well,
A quick read seems to say it is pretty vague. Establishing a base list of all works registered with the copyright office for public viewing, etc. may be the best thing in the bill. Glad I am not the one to compile the list!


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#1129550 - 08/04/17 05:57 PM Re: Transparency in Music Licensing and Ownership Act [Re: Jody Whitesides]  
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Hi Jody and Ray:

ASCAP, in it's daily E-zine today... railed against this proposed legislation by Sennsenbrenner (sp?) implying it will allow Apple and Google to "steal" from songwriters. I'm not convinced we need any legislative action and I certainly don't trust Apple, Google or Microsoft... not to mention the other wannabee Music Control Outfits. The system is rigged enough without the Library of Congress' Copyright Office getting into the Database business. Remember the ASCAP and BMI joint venture to establish a shared database? Wonder what that's all about? Perhaps a counter-move to keep the Copyright Office at bay?

Hell, the Government can't even control the stinking "DO NOT CALL" law meant to protect folks with "land line telephones" from unwanted callers. We get an average of four or five per day, usually around supper-time.

I wonder if any of these folks have considered the impact on the international music industry if their plans for legislation proceed?
What a world! ----Dave


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