CFIF has long championed greater fairness for recording artists and protection of intellectual property…
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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
On North Korea, a President Who Tried Something Different

On North Korea, a President Who Tried Something Different

Maybe Trump's plan will work. Maybe it will work a little and not work a little. Or maybe it will fail altogether. But it's the result of a president re-thinking a problem that desperately needed a new approach.

NYC's War on Academic Excellence

NYC's War on Academic Excellence

As I've observed for years, liberal race-fixers believe that 'too many' Asian-American students winning school admissions on their own merits is a bad, bad thing.

FCC Reinstates Pre-2015 Internet Regulatory Regime, Jimmy Kimmel Hardest Hit

FCC Reinstates Pre-2015 Internet Regulatory Regime, Jimmy Kimmel Hardest Hit

Accordingly, internet providers must possess latitude to experiment with methods to improve speed and service quality.

CFIF Flag Day Quiz

CFIF Flag Day Quiz

Take our 14-Question Quiz to test your knowledge of our National Standard.

Video: Free Market and Conservative Groups Speak Out for STRONGER Patents

Video: Free Market and Conservative Groups Speak Out for STRONGER Patents

In a video released by the Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF), the leaders of numerous free market and conservative organizations speak out in strong support of the STRONGER Patents Act.

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Spirit of Singapore: U.S. and North Korea Summit

Bruce Herschensohn, CFIF Board Member, Political Commentator, Author and Senior Fellow at Pepperdine University School of Public Policy, discusses the Singapore summit, whether it's about substance or symbolism, what will define a successful summit, and President Trump's foreign policy[more]
Net Neutrality: Why the Sky is Not Falling

Timothy Lee, CFIF's Senior Vice President for Legal and Public Affairs, discusses the first day of the repeal of the FCC’s Title II/Net Neutrality rules, what that may (or may not) mean for the internet and consumers, and America's recent positive jobs report[more]
America’s Outdated and Outrageous Federal Sugar Policy

Karen Kerrigan, President and CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, provides an update on the Farm Bill and the sugar reform amendment proposed therein, the impact to consumers and small businesses, and next steps to reform the outdated and outrageous policy[more]
Overcoming ObamaCare

Michael Cannon, Cato Institute's Director of Health Policy Studies, discusses how HHS may soon restore consumer protections for short-term health plans, expanding health insurance protections that could make coverage more affordable[more]
Steps to Better School Security

Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D., Visiting Fellow in the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center at The Heritage Foundation, discusses the ongoing debate regarding school security and four interconnected steps that should be undertaken[more]
Florida's CRC Submits Final Report to Secretary of State

Commissioners Brecht Heuchan and Fred Karlinsky, Florida Constitution Revision Commission, discuss the eight revisions submitted by the Commission as proposed constitutional amendments on the 2018 General Election ballot for voter consideration[more]
The Latest Inside (and Outside) the Beltway

William J. Conti, Partner at Baker & Hostetler in Washington, DC, discusses the NFL's new anthem policy, whether Senator John McCain should resign, and more[more]
Betting on When the Betting Begins

Michelle Minton, Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, discusses what happens next now that the Supreme Court ended the federal sports betting prohibition, and what the "integrity fee" is that is being proposed by some sports leagues[more]
Question of the Week   
Which of the following was the first U.S. President to exercise the pocket veto?
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Quote of the Day   
 
"Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley were right to withdraw U.S. membership from the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday.While that council purports to defend human rights, it actually focuses on far less noble objectives. Namely, attacking Israel, challenging Western liberal values of free speech, and lending moral credibility to the world's most…[more]
 
 
—Tom Rogan, Washington Examiner
— Tom Rogan, Washington Examiner
 
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Recognizing that there will be more DOJ IG reports on DOJ/FBI issues, what level of trust do you have in the accuracy, fairness and conclusions of the just-issued report on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton investigation?