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“Blanket Licensing” – a Collectivist, Bureaucratic, One-Size-Fits-All Deprivation of Property Rights Proposal

America’s legacy of unparalleled copyright protections and free market orientation has cultivated a music industry unrivaled in today’s world or throughout human history.

From the first days of the phonograph, through the jazz age, through the rock era, through disco, through country, through hip-hop and every other popular musical iteration since its advent, it’s not by accident that we lead the world in the same manner in which we lead in such industries as cinema and television programming.  We can thank our nation’s emphasis on strong copyright protections.

Unfortunately, that reality doesn’t deter some activists from periodically advocating a more collectivist, top-down governmental reordering of the music industry in a way that would deprive artists and creators of their…[more]

July 06, 2020 • 02:32 PM

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CFIF Public Education Effort Urges Congress to Reject Liberal Wish List, Focus on America’s Priorities Print
By CFIF Staff
Tuesday, June 09 2020

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Center for Individual Freedom (“CFIF”) this week launched a public education effort urging Congress to reject the partisan policy wish list being pushed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and members of her caucus, as well as others across the country, and to focus on America’s priorities instead.

Specifically, the effort is anchored by a :30 digital ad in Oklahoma, which warns viewers about specific issues in H.R. 6800, the so-called “HEROES Act” recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, and acknowledging Congressman Tom Cole for focusing on our nation’s priorities instead.  The ad concludes by asking viewers to call Congressman Cole and ask him to “keep fighting for America’s priorities – and stopping the liberals’ wish list.”

“Priorities”

Founded in 1998, the Center for Individual Freedom is a constitutional and free-market advocacy organization with more than 300,000 supporters and activists nationwide.

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