The Music Modernization Act

The Music Modernization Act represents a substantial bipartisan attempt to overhaul America’s music copyright laws, which in part dated back to legislation from 1909, as it recently passed the US House of Representatives with a unanimous vote, and is now up for vote in the Senate. The Act predominantly updates licensing and royalty rules in…

MEPs reject copyright law reform

A controversial proposal to reform the EU’s copyright law was rejected by the European Parliament earlier this month, being returned to the European Commission for further debate until another vote in September. Known as the EU Copyright Directive, its Article 13 provision would have placed greater responsibility on online internet platforms to monitor copyright infringements…