CCIA Signs Letter To AG On Public Performance Rights Licensing

BY Heather Greenfield
August 17, 2015

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association and other members of the MIC (Music.Innovation.Consumers) Coalition sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch today supporting “fair and efficient licensing of public performance rights for musical works, particularly in light of SESAC’s recent acquisition of the Harry Fox Agency.” The letter urges the attorney general to reject pressure to to weaken the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees and instead strengthen those safeguards  — particularly in this unprecedented time of consolidation in the music industry.

For more on competition and licensing issues impacting innovation see Matt Schruers’ DisCo blog post today.

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