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@kayhanley: THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE HATES SONGWRITERS: A PRIMER — Artist Rights Watch

July 9, 2016

If you read nothing else, read this post from songwriter Kay Hanley: 100% licensing is a nightmare for us, while paving a smoother, more carefree road for digital platforms to exploit our copyrights. They have done this despite our pleas, despite no monopolistic behavior on our side and thus, for seemingly for no good reason. No reason, that is, unless one considers that the head of Antitrust is Renata Hesse, former counsel for Google. And who is the primary beneficiary of this massive “FUCK YOU” to the songwriting profession? You guessed it: Google.

via @kayhanley: THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE HATES SONGWRITERS: A PRIMER — Artist Rights Watch

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