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CFIF Strongly Opposes Senator Ron Wyden's "ACCESS to Sound Recordings" Act

CFIF has long championed greater fairness for recording artists and protection of intellectual property (IP) rights in the music industry.   Among other problems, current law generally protects recording artists' rights for post-1972 songs, but not pre-1972 classics:

. Under byzantine laws, artists receive just compensation whenever their post-1972 recordings are played, but in many cases not for their pre-1972 recordings.  That's an indefensible and arbitrary artifact that has persisted far too long.  Why should Neil Diamond receive payment whenever 'America' is played, but not classics like 'Solitary Man?'

Fortunately, the opportunity to correct that unfairness has arrived.  Even better, legislation to correct the existing flawed system arrives alongside other music legislation…[more]

June 18, 2018 • 11:43 pm

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CFIF U.S. Presidents Quiz Print
By CFIF Staff
Wednesday, February 15 2017

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Take our 10-Question Quiz and test your knowledge of our Nation’s Chief Executives.

(Answer key may be found at the bottom) 

1. Who was the first U.S. President to be born in the United States of America?

a. John Adams
b. Martin Van Buren
c. James Monroe
d. George Washington


2. Which one of the following U.S. Presidents was the first to be born outside the original 13 states?

a. Ronald Reagan
b. Abraham Lincoln
c. Andrew Jackson
d. Barack Obama


3. Which one of the following was the first U.S. President not born in the United States?

a. John Adams
b. Martin Van Buren
c. Franklin Roosevelt
d. George Washington


4. Which one of the following U.S. Presidents holds the record for taking the most foreign trips during his first year in office?

a. George H.W. Bush
b. George W. Bush
c. Richard Nixon
d. Barack Obama


5. Which U.S. President signed the most clemency actions during his term in office?

a. George Washington
b. Franklin Roosevelt
c. Abraham Lincoln
d. Lyndon Johnson


6. Who are the only two U.S. Presidents to date who did not grant any pardons during their terms of office?

a. George Washington and John Adams
b. James Garfield and William Harrison
c. Woodrow Wilson and Harry Truman
d. Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton


7. Who was the only U.S. President to pay off the national debt?

a. George Washington
b. Thomas Jefferson
c. Andrew Jackson
d. Ronald Reagan


8. Which U.S. President was the first to withhold documents requested by Congress, claiming “the disclosure of which would injure the public”?

a. George Washington
b. Abraham Lincoln
c. Harry Truman
d. Richard Nixon


9. Who was the only former President to administer the Oath of Office to another President?

a. George Washington
b. John Adams
c. William Taft
d. George H.W. Bush


10. Who was the first U.S. President to travel abroad while in office?

a. William Taft
b. Franklin Roosevelt
c. Theodore Roosevelt
d. Warren Harding

 

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Answers: 1(b); 2(b); 3(d); 4(d); 5(b); 6(b); 7(c); 8(a); 9(c); 10(c)

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