MusicTechPolicy Monthly Newsletter is Out!

The MusicTechPolicy Monthly Newsletter for March is out!  This month is devoted to a single topic:  What Congress can do about the tens of millions of address unknown NOIs being received by the Copyright Office. The email newsletter is free to subscribers of the MTP blog, so if you’d like to receive it once a […]

Ex-Google Head of Comms Leaves Über

Remember Rachel Whetstone?  She was the Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Policy at Google until 2015 when she took a comparable job at Über, replacing the former manager for President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, David Plouffe.  While at Google she also coined the “crying baby” gif for a now-forgotten post she wrote. Another fun […]

@filmcolony, @JasonKliot and @BADave487: Enough with the back and forth. H.R. 1695 [Appointment of Copyright Office head] is a no-brainer.

After visiting Capitol Hill, where we spent the entire time speaking to policymakers about the importance of copyright to the creative communities, we are gravely concerned. Last month, in a positive step for creatives, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.), along with 29 co-sponsors, introduced the Register of Copyrights […]

Reps. Issa and Deutch Introduce the PROMOTE Act

Congressmen Darryl Issa and Ted Deutch introduced the PROMOTE Act today, a bill that “grant[s] owners of copyright in sound recordings the exclusive right to prohibit the broadcast transmission of the sound recordings by means of terrestrial radio stations, and for other purposes.” The bi-partisan PROMOTE Act is great news and, as Congressman Issa said: […]

Call Congress to Support Copyright Office Legislation

I don’t often ask MTP readers for their vote, but I am asking you to call your member of Congress and ask them to support  bipartisan legislation introduced by Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Ranking Member John Conyers, H.R. 1695, The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act.  (The “Register of Copyrights” is the official title of […]