SAG-AFTRA Joins Coalition Pushing for Reform of Federal IP Protection for Musicians

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SAG-AFTRA Joins Coalition Pushing for Reform of Federal IP Protection for Musicians

SAG-AFTRA has joined with a broad coalition of music industry groups to push for reform of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which, among other things, governs liability for copyright infringement on the internet. In a filing with the U.S. Copyright Office, the coalition outlined “key failings” of the DMCA, a law that has not kept up with our modern digital economy. These 15 groups represent almost every facet of the music industry. 

 

In addition to SAG-AFTRA, the coalition includes the American Federation of Musicians; American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers; Broadcast Music Inc.; Content Creators Coalition; Global Music Rights; Living Legends Foundation; Music Managers Forum - United States; Nashville Songwriters Association International; National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences; National Music Publishers’ Association; Recording Industry Association of America; Rhythm and Blues Foundation; SESAC Holdings Inc.; and SoundExchange. 

 

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