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NMPA CEO @davidisraelite: DOJ Decision a Disastrous Blow to Songwriters — Artist Rights Watch

August 4, 2016

NMPA CEO on DOJ ruling against songwriters: “The Department of Justice (DoJ) has dealt a massive blow to America’s songwriters. After a two year review of the consent decrees that govern ASCAP and BMI, career lawyers who were never elected nor confirmed to their positions, led by a lawyer who previously represented Google, determined that songwriters should have even fewer rights, less control over their intellectual property and be treated more unfairly than they already are. The Department ignored the voices of copyright experts, members of Congress and thousands of songwriters and delivered a huge gift to tech companies who already benefit from egregiously low rates.”

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