WIPO Bill Is Now Law

November 1998
Billboard;11/07/98, Vol. 110 Issue 45, p10
Trade Publication
States that United States President Bill Clinton has signed into law two World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) treaties. Legislation to bring US copyright law into harmony with the two treaties; Clinton's signing the Sonny Bono Copyright Extension Act; Compromise amendment which offers background music licensing exemptions for qualifying restaurants, bars, and retail locations; Criticism of the act by European and Irish authors' and music publishers' groups.


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