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IP Frontiers: Implementation of the Music Modernization Act: Copyright Office issues solicitation for Mechanical Licensing Collective

Signed into law on Oct. 11, 2018, the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (MMA) reforms U.S. Copyright law in significant ways that will affect the licensing of digital music. Pursuant to pre-MMA copyright law, “mechanical” licenses for reproduction and distribution of musical works in phonorecords were obtained by licensees on a per-work, song-by-song ...

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