• CLASSICS Act, Pre-1972 Copyright Fix, Introduced in Congress

    by  • July 24, 2017

    Press release by Artist Rights Watch, July 20, 2017:

    @repjerrynadler: Reps. Nadler, @DarrellIssa Pre-1972 Copyright Fix with Introduction of CLASSICS Act

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) of the House Judiciary Subcommittee for Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet introduced bipartisan legislation to close a...

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    Budget Overrides: A Call To Action

    by  • July 19, 2017

    On July 17, Governor Charlie Baker signed off on House Bill 3800, the budget for Fiscal Year 2018.

    Among the budget line items Baker vetoed (by reducing or zeroing out completely) were ones MALC has been tracking:

    Massachusetts Cultural Council – 0640-0300 – Reduced by $1,875,000 to $12,075,699.

    Center for the Book – 7000-9508...

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    Governor Baker Returns Budget to the Legislature

    by  • July 17, 2017

    This afternoon, July 17, 2017, Governor Baker announced his signing of House Bill 3800, the budget for FY2018.

    To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives,

    Pursuant to Section 5 of Article 63 of the Amendments to the Constitution, we are today signing House Bill 3800, “An Act Making Appropriations for the Fiscal Year...

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    Today is “Save the Internet” Action Day

    by  • July 12, 2017

    Dig in and participate!

    July 12 is the Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality

    Net neutrality is the basic principle that protects our free speech on the Internet. “Title II” of the Communications Act is what provides the legal foundation for net neutrality and prevents Internet Service Providers...

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