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DOJ Opens Review of ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees

Posted in Copyright, Music Licensing
The United States Department of Justice has opened a review of the consent decrees that govern the operation of the nation’s two largest music performing rights organizations (“PROs”), the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).  The Department is seeking public comments on the effectiveness, operation, and continued need… Continue Reading

Congress Considers a Federal Shield for Reporters

Posted in First Amendment
This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee will consider the Free Flow of Information Act (S.987), a media “shield law” designed to protect journalists and their sources against prying prosecutors.  We’ve been here before.  The House passed such a bill on two different occasions, and the Senate moved legislation through the Senate Judiciary Committee only to… Continue Reading