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Senator Tillis and open internet groups express diverging views on copyright in letters to US Trade Representative

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United State Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai has been at the receiving end of letters expressing radically different views on copyright from open internet groups and Senator Thom Tillis.

What triggered the exchange of letters was the proposal from some countries, including India and South Africa asking to waive intellectual property protections under the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement to boost the production of vaccines against Covid-19.

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Emmanuel is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He was the US editor for British music industry trade publication Music Week. Previously, he was the editor of Impact, a magazine for the music publishing community (2007-2009), the global editor of US trade publication Billboard (2003-2006), and the editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media (1997-2003).

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Creative industries fear the new European Digital Services Act will be ‘a step backwards’

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A coalition of over a dozen creative industry trade bodies operating in Europe have published an open letter sent to EU institutional negotiators expressing concern about the direction that discussions on the Digital Services Act (DSA) are taking in both the European Parliament and in the Council.

They complain that the DSA, which is set to codify the way digital platforms — search engines, social media networks, ISPs, intermediaries — operate within the EU, will leave Europe’s creative indu...

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Rep. Ted Deutch introduces the Protect Working Musicians Act to help music creators negotiate fairer rates and terms

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US Representative Ted Deutch (FL-22) has introduced the Protect Working Musicians Act, a legislation that would help artists and music creators to negotiate fairer rates and terms for the use of their music online.

The Protect Working Musicians Act is designed to empower independent artists and music creators. Its main provisions include:

Allowing working artists and independent musicians to band together to negotiate with dominant streaming platforms. Making clear the antitrust laws ar...

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Conservative MPs write to British PM asking for ‘equitable remuneration’ to be added to 1988’s Copyright Act

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A group of 44 Conservative Members of Parliament have written to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling for the government to add in the 1988 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act the words “equitable remuneration” for creators.

In the letter —disclosed by The Telegraph — the MPs claim that artists are being exploited by foreign-owned streaming services and record labels and that their dominance puts Britain’s cultural heritage under threat. “These huge and often foreign-owned multinati...

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