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“The DMCA has now become a dysfunctional relic, not suited to the realities of the 21st century”

As previously reported, A2IM has joined nineteen other major music industry organizations and over 400 songwriters, artists and managers to call upon the U.S Copyright Office to reform the misused “safe harbor” provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and its broken “notice and takedown” system.  Last week Pitchfork published an incisive article on the subject that included a mention of A2IM’s involvement.

Read the Pitchfork article HERE

A2IM Call To Action: Send A2IM your Anecdotal Stories About DMCA Takedown Notices

About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

Learn more about A2IM here.
For information about how to join our community, see here.