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The RIAA wants to "fix" music licensing. Glenn Peoples, writing for Billboard, explains:
The RIAA believes any fix to the music licensing system should include a simplified, blanket license that pays a fair market value to creators and copyright owners. In its 52-page filing to the Copyright Office, the RIAA argues that a market-derived royalty system would benefit rights holders and creators, product greater consumer choice, cost savings for digital services due to simpler licensing procedures, improved transparency and accuracy of royalty payments, and help spur new business models and services by providing greater transparency of the costs and eliminating the delays caused by litigation.
Jason Tate on 05/28/14 - 11:16 AM
Foster The People's Torches has been certified platinum by the RIAA with the single "Pumped Up Kicks" going six times platinum.
Jason Tate on 05/06/14 - 11:38 AM
Cassadee Pope's single "Wasting All These Tears" has gone platinum.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 03/06/14 - 09:46 PM
A group known as the Center for Copyright Information (backed by copyright groups like the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America) are reportedly developing a curriculum in California to teach elementary schoolers the value of copyright and the dangers of piracy. I don't have enough snark left in me to say anything else.
Jason Tate on 11/11/13 - 11:44 AM
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