The Copyright Thread: The Access to Recordings Act

Discussion in 'Industry News' started by TonyG, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. TonyG

    TonyG Guest

    This thread is part of a series of copyright related posts I have created to explore copyright laws and treaties in the United States. This post is a brief overview of the Access to Recordings Act.

    Senator Wyden (D-OR) has introduced the ACCESS to Recordings Act. It would extend full federal copyright protection to pre-1972 sound recordings,something the CLASSICS Act avoids. To be clear, the CLASSICS Act is being described as a "hack" that protects only the profitable aspects of copyright (streaming) while conveniently avoiding the unprofitable (a reasonable term length), the ACCESS to Recordings Act provides full, definite, and comprehensive legal protections for all players in the copyright ecosystem, while harmonizing the public domain and accessibility protections for legacy recordings.

    The information in this post is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect the current law in your jurisdiction. No information contained in this post should construed as legal advice from Audiosex or the individual author, nor is it intended to be a substitute for legal counsel on any subject matter. No reader of this post should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information included in, or accessible through, this thread without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from a lawyer licensed in the recipient’s state, country or other appropriate licensing jurisdiction.

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  3. stevitch

    stevitch Audiosexual

    Aug 27, 2014
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    Thanks, very much.
  4. Luka

    Luka Platinum Record

    May 10, 2018
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    All over the place
    @TonyG thank you for posting this. I don't know why so few members pay attention to these threads. It affects all involved in the music industry. I hope the lack of interest does not keep you from continuing with The Copyright Thread
  5. TonyG

    TonyG Guest

    @Luka This type of topic do not bring as much traffic for several reasons. Among them, some members do not reside in the United States. We, human and extraterrestrials alike, love controversy and here is not much room for it nor for trollers. Finally, copyright law is very complex for everyone to understand it which in itself makes it boring to the vast majority of people. The lack of interest is not going to deter me from continuing posting any new developments. If just one member benefits with what I wrote, the post has served its purpose.
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