Statement on Register of Copyrights, Maria Pallante, Testimony before the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / March 20, 2013

Statement from David Israelite, NMPA President & CEO on Register of Copyrights, Maria Pallante, Testimony before the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet

‘There is no question U.S. copyright law has become outdated.   On behalf of America’s songwriters and their music publishing partners, I applaud Register Pallante’s challenge that Congress tackle the next great copyright act, and thank Chairman Goodlatte for holding this hearing to begin the process.

Among the many challenges is ensuring that it is easier for new business models to be licensed, and that the rights of songwriters who provide the content for these new business models are protected.”

About the NMPA

Founded in 1917, the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) is the trade association representing American music publishers and their songwriting partners. The NMPA’s mandate is to protect and advance the interests of music publishers and songwriters in matters relating to the domestic and global protection of music copyrights.