In a Previous Rate-Setting Proceeding for Some Sound Recordings, the Standard Addressing the Disruptive Impact on the Industries Contributed to a Lower Copyright Royalty Rate, but the Effect of Its Proposed Removal Is Unclear

Goldstein, Mark L.
August 2010
GAO Reports;8/4/2010, p1
Government Documents
The article presents a report addressed to Senator Arlen Specter, chairman of the Senate subcommittee on Crime and Drugs and Committee on the Judiciary, concerning the royalty rates for statutory license of sound recordings in the U.S. on August 4, 2010. He mentions that sound recordings are a form of intellectual property protected by copyright law. He notes that copyright holder can use licenses to grant third parties permission to use sound recordings.


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