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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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Tuesday, January 31 2017

In a letter sent today, the Center for Individual Freedom ("CFIF") joined with more than 50 organizations to applaud Congress's use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to "reassert its lawmaking authority and partner with the White House in bringing meaningful regulatory relief to millions of Americans across the country," and to urge "additional efforts to use the CRA to bring as much permanent regulatory relief to the American people as possible."

"Congress has an important duty to work with the Trump administration in rolling back the regulatory avalanche of the last eight years," the letter reads.  "Processing resolutions of disapproval under the CRA is an essential tool for this because overturning regulations via the CRA creates a permanent bar against regulators imposing substantially similar rules in the future without seeking express authorization from Congress."

The letter was organized by Americans for Prosperity.  The entire letter can be read here (PDF).

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