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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]

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Wednesday, September 19 2012

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Center for Individual Freedom today launched six television ads in as many federal House districts.  The new ads expressly urge viewers to vote against the following candidates for federal office: Rep. Leonard Boswell in IA-3, Rep. Ben Chandler in KY-6, Rep. Bill Owens in NY-21, Dan Maffei in NY-24, Steven Horsford in NV-4 and Rep. Jim Matheson in UT-4.

The independent expenditure ads can be viewed below:

CFIF “Three of a Kind” – IA-3

 

 CFIF “Busy” – KY-6

 

 CFIF “Shelf Life” – NY-21

 

CFIF “Stick” – NY-24

 

 CFIF “Burden” – NV-4

 

 CFIF “Same” – UT-4

 

Founded in 1998, the Center for Individual Freedom is a constitutional and free market advocacy organization with more than 250,000 supporters and activists nationwide. 

The above ads were paid for by the Center for Individual Freedom – www.cfif.org – and were not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

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