Senate Hearing on Public Performance Right: Tuesday, August 4

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If the right of public

Submitted by Mockingbird (not verified) on August 3, 2009 - 9:25pm.

If the right of public performance in sound recordings is to be expanded, thereby further derogating the public’s rights to the monopolists, then the public should get a quid-pro-quo in the form of a reduction in the scope or duration of copyright somewhere else.  For example, the unqualified right of public performance in copyrighted works could be narrowed to what it was under the 1909 act, a right of public performance for profit.  Better still would be a reduction in the duration of copyright, from life-plus-70 years back to life-plus-50 years.

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