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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Copyright Law Reform: Music Industry

Music Industry Pushes for Digital Copyright Law Reform

It argues that the DMCA is ineffective in an era of endless YouTube bootlegs.

Jon Fingas | April 3, 2016

Think the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is broken, leading to all kinds of abuse? So does the American music industry... just not for the same reasons. The RIAA and other groups have responded to a US Copyright Office request for comment on the DMCA by calling for broad reforms of the "harmful" and "obsolete" law. They argue that the takedown notice approach doesn't work well given the sheer glut of pirated material -- all it takes is a slightly different web address to make that bootleg song available once again. 

Proposed music copyright changes (February 11, 2015). Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (Proposed changes in copyright law could render online music streaming more expensive. February 11, 2015) and (400 Artists, Songwriters, Managers, and Music Organizations Call For Reforms of Broken DMCA. March 31, 2016)>

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