Last month we reported that A2IM President Rich Bengloff spoke at a Copyright Office hearing at the Library of Congress on Pre-1972 Copyrights. The hearing covered music preservation and copyright expiration dates. As a number of A2IM members have acquired Pre-1972 catalogs, at the hearing A2IM reiterated its position that pre-1972 Copyrights should continue to be governed under the various state laws prohibiting unauthorized duplication, which state laws grant copyright protect thru 2067, thus giving creators and those that invest in the creation of our culturally diverse music a continued incentive to bring catalog recordings to market because of the ability to earn a return on their investments during the changing music economic landscape. The full hearing minutes that included Rich are now available here. Rich’s opening remarks are on pages 30-35 and Rich’s comments are included throughout the minutes as he participated on 5 panels during the course of the day.