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Author: Inside Radio

Date: February 10, 2020

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No Decision Yet On Fate Of ASCAP-BMI Consent Decrees, Says DOJ.

Two years after the head of the Dept. of Justice’s Antitrust Division called the current state of music copyright law “a mess,” government attorneys appear no closer to deciding whether to pursue changes or an outright termination of the consent decrees that govern how radio stations license music from ASCAP and BMI. “We haven’t made any decisions,” said Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim. Speaking to the Media Institute last week, he said DOJ staff attorneys were still reviewing nearly 900 comments filed in the review and that team has yet to make their recommendation on what action, if any, the government should take. “We continue to meet with anybody and are interested to hear their various viewpoints,” said Delrahim.

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