US Senator Ron Wyden has thrown something of a curveball at the moves by legislators to speed the passage of a new copyright law that would put an end to the discrepancy between pre- and post-1972 sound recordings in the US.
- The unanimous passing of the Music Modernization Act through the House of Representatives and its subsequent introduction in the Senate gave rights holders hope that the issue of pre-1972 recordings would soon be at an end, but the introduction of Senator Wyden's new bill is likely to put the brakes on rights-holder celebrations.
Features and Benefits
- Examines the latest moves in the US to sort out the discrepancy in royalty payments between pre- and post-1972 sound recordings.
- Assesses the legal moves and their implications.
Key questions answered
- How would the CLASSICS Act put an end to the problem of pre-1972 recordings in the US?
- What is the difference between the CLASSICS Act and the ACCESS to Recordings Act?
Table of contents
Modernizing copyright protection for legacy artists
New acts look to solve the pre-1972 problem
Implications for the competing acts