Christian Music Industry Supports Digital Music Bill
May 2, 2006 at 10:36 AM (PT)
The GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION (GMA), CHURCH MUSIC PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION (CMPA) and CHRISTIAN MUSIC TRADE ASSOCIATION (CMTA) has announced its support of new bi-partisan Senate legislation that will change current copyright law to ensure equity by requiring satellite services to comply with the same laws as Internet music services - both in licensing and content protection.
The proposed Senate bill provides for amendments to Section 114 of the Copyright Act and was introduced earlier this week by Senators DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CA), BILL FRIST (R-TN) and LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC). The bill will provide content owners protection and compensation, currently not in place, for digital audio broadcasts on satellite radio that allow consumers to record, manipulate, and collect personalized music play-lists off of their radio-like services instead of buying a CD or downloading a song.