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GAO Issues Report on Self-Serving Broadcaster Ads
Posted on 9/17/2014

This afternoon, in response to a request from Government Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and the co-founder (along with Mr. Issa) of the Transparency caucus, Congressman Mike Quigley, the Government Accountability Office released a report on the broadcasters' practice of airing self-serving ads on political/policy issues like the Performance Rights Act or Retransmission Consent.

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musicFIRST Asks FCC to Investigate Broadcasters' Refusal to Air “Local Choice” Ads
Posted on 9/8/2014

Today, in light of new allegations that the National Association of Broadcasters television members are refusing to air ads in favor of “Local Choice” legislation, the musicFIRST Coalition asked the Federal Communications Commission to expand and take action on an open proceeding concerning a similar refusal by NAB radio members to air advertisements in support of the Performance Rights Act.   

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What Did Musicians Ever Do To Them?
Posted on 7/10/2014

Congressman David Price and Congressman Earl Blumenauer Support An Anti-Artist Resolution, H. Con. Res. 16

Learn more and let them know what you think!

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AFTER AEREO: NAB GRASPING AT STRAWS TO JUSTIFY LACK OF AM/FM PERFORMANCE RIGHT
Posted on 6/27/2014

The NAB might have won a case, but it has apparently run out of arguments to justify the lack of an AM/FM performance right.

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Content Creators Coalition Calls for AM/FM Performance Right
Posted on 6/12/2014

Check out this terrific letter to the Register of Copyrights by the CCC (and authored by  East Bay Ray, guitarist, co-founder Dead Kennedys)

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