Copyright and Royalties
DiMA members’ innovative online media businesses have been hampered by an outdated Copyright Act that was originally written in 1909 and periodically updated to address a few technological advances and special interests. The Copyright Act has yet to be modernized to adequately accommodate Internet technologies and new means of media exploitation. DiMA is focused on modernizing the Copyright Act by addressing statutory inequities or longstanding legal practices that simply no longer work in many ways, including:
- Promoting Royalty Parity Among All Radio Technologies
- Defending Against Copyright Aggregators' Efforts to Legislate "Double-Dip" Royalties
- Modernizing Music Licensing to Promote Innovative Business Models
- Reducing Creative and Business Risk by Recognizing “Orphan Works” Exceptions to the Copyright Act
The issues surrounding copyright and royalties are broad and splintered. For more information regarding these issues, follow these links.