Congressman Mike Doyle, D-Penn., caused a bit of a stir at the “Music, Technology and, IP Policy Day” event last week with his keynote speech. People were particularly interested in his comments on low power radio and the possibility of a program funding pop artists for their work. Here’s some excerpts from the speech:
Thank you. It‘s a pleasure to be here with you today.
I want to tell you a little story about a Congressman who gave a speech about mashups and mixtapes.
I never thought when I gave that speech in a House committee hearing a month or so ago that anyone would pick up on it, but a lot of folks did folks who care a lot about issues like the future of music, radio, and the Internet. read more
What: From the Sirius/XM merger to net neutrality, there has never been a more critical time to discuss the intersection of music, law, technology and intellectual property policy. The courts, Congress, and Copyright Office are all grappling with issues that will reverberate through the music industry – and society at large – for years to come. FMC and ACS will collaborate to facilitate a robust, well-balanced discussion on the following panel topics:
Copyright and Intellectual Property Issues
Digital Rights Management and Interoperability read more