Historic New Copyright Act Signed Into Law

The Orrin G. Hatch – Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act was enacted by Congress and signed into law on October 11, 2018.

This welcome and significant law was unanimously enacted by Congress after years of effort by many to update music licensing to better facilitate legal licensing of music by digital services. The copyright laws had not kept up with changing consumer preferences and technological developments in music. This new law will benefit songwriters, publishers, artists, record labels, digital services, libraries and the general public.

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