Chris Cooke | Complete Music Update | 5/22/20
A socially-distanced orderly rabble of music industry trade groups gathered yesterday to respond to the US Copyright Office’s long-awaited report on the copyright safe harbour. This is what everyone said:
Irving Azoff, board member of the Music Artists Coalition: “The Copyright Office’s report validates what every working musician knows: the music copyright system is broken and must be fixed. The interpretation of the DMCA by big tech strips music creators of the rights granted to them by the Constitution. Technology companies fight vigorously to protect their intellectual property but trample on copyright. The time has come for big tech to pay attention, read this report, and work with us to fix the system, rather than hiding behind an antiquated law that harms our working musicians, songwriters, producers and recording artists”.