Posts by Marco Foley


Comments to the US Copyright Office regarding section 512 “Safe Harbor”

With the enactment of the DMCA in 1998, Section 512 of the US Copyright Act established what legislators refer to as a “safe harbor” to protect basic Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from copyright infringement liability.  At that time, the safe harbor exemption was adopted on the theory that ISPs merely provided access for Internet traffic…
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Statement: International coalition of music creators expresses dire concern over “unworkable” DOJ solutions

July 7, 2016, Washington, DC: Following two, hour-­‐long telephonic briefings on July 5 and 7, 2016 by the US Department of Justice, a large international coalition of songwriters and composers is expressing bafflement and frustration over the DOJ’s apparent decision to leave unchanged the antiquated, WWII-­‐era ASCAP and BMI consent decrees. After the briefings, the…
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Letter to the US Department of Justice regarding one hundred percent licensing

To the Chief of the Litigation III Section: On behalf of the Alliance of undersigned independent songwriter and composer organizations (many of whom participated in the April 14, 2015 meeting in Washington, DC with the US Department of Justice), and further to more recent correspondence sent by the Alliance to the DOJ beginning with our…
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Fair Trade Music launches certification initiative for an ethical music economy

Fair Trade Music International is an independent not-for-profit organization launched by thousands of music creators from around the world. We have developed Fair Trade Music Certification in order to draw attention to and reward equitable music business practices and help bring about an ethical, sustainable and transparent music economy. In addition to being fair for…
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