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Bone Burnett Delivers Scathing Message to Copyright Office, Urging Reform: 'Our
Culture Is At Stake'
By Dan Rys -- T Bone Burnett submitted a five minute video to the U.S. Copyright Office that issued a scathing critique of current copyright laws, taking aim at "mega corporations and web moguls" that "are enriching themselves off the artistic, cultural and economic value everyone else creates," and urging Congress to fix a copyright system that he says threatens the ability of artists and creators to make a living.
An extensive coalition of organizations representing virtually the entire music community have filed new comments with the U.S. Copyright Office decrying a broken and antiquated Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The official comments come as the U.S. Copyright Office and U.S. Congress consider music licensing reform in 2017. Key excerpts from the organizations’ filings are included in this article.