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A Brief Summary of the Music Modernization Act

On October 11, 2018, President Trump signed the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (the “MMA”).[1] 

The MMA was unanimously approved in both chambers of Congress before the President’s signature and marks the first major copyright legislation since the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998 (aka the Mickey Mouse Protection Act). The MMA is actually a collection of three separate laws (the MMA, the CLASSICS Act, and the AMP Act) designed to address three specific areas of music law that have been rife with uncertainty since the Copyright Act of 1976 ...

As is increasingly reported, there is a battle raging in today’s marketplace between companies with new technology platforms and content creators from the entertainment community. On the one hand, are computer science engineers and programmers developing new and better code, creating more complex algorithms, and building ever expanding server farms at a breakneck pace, all to give the consumer cheaper, faster, and more mobile access to music, movies and television. On the other hand, are musicians, writers, movie and television producers and broadcasters, all trying to ...

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