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@sisario: Songwriters Sue Justice Department Over Licensing Rules — Artist Rights Watch

September 13, 2016

On Tuesday, [Michelle Lewis, Kay Hanley] and Songwriters of North America, an advocacy group she helped found a year ago, sued the Justice Department, saying that the agency overstepped its authority and that its ruling violated the property rights of songwriters by potentially nullifying private contracts between writers who have worked on the same song. The suit is the latest step in an extensive campaign by the music industry to fight the ruling, but it is the first organized response by songwriters.

via @sisario: Songwriters Sue Justice Department Over Licensing Rules — Artist Rights Watch

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