As I'm sure many of you have seen, the House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously yesterday to approve the Music Modernization Act. It is likely to come to a floor vote soon, and likely to pass.
Today the ARSC Copyright Committee published on the ARSC Blog a final appeal for Congress to reconsider the effects the CLASSICS portion of this bill would have on audio archives and our related communities:
Why the CLASSICS Act Should Be Removed from the Music Modernization Act
Even if it's too late to delay or amend the bill, it's worth understanding how it will affect access and scholarship going forward.
Mason Vander Lugt
ARSC Blog editor