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DiMA Report -- Digital Media: Growth, Innovations and Challenges 2013 - Consumers are enjoying more music, books and video content online than every before, and thanks to the tremendous innovation in our industry the options for how, when and where to enjoy digital content is expanding every day. This DiMA report reveals consumer trends, industry growth and digital media business developments, and highlights DiMA's role in advocating for policies and regulations that support new business models and address the challenges that could affect digital media companies in the coming year and beyond.

IFPI Digital Music Report 2013 – Global digital sales and services grew by 9 percent in 2012 to $5.6 billion and drove the first year of music industry growth since 1999 (up 0.3% in 2012). According to the IFPI report, consumer satisfaction with licensed music services is high, with 77 per cent of users of licensed services rating them as excellent, very good or fairly good. (February 2013)

Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings -- Digital Music Broadcast Royalties:The Case for a Level Playing Field. Royalty rates play a crucial role in shaping the digital music broadcasting industry. If rates are too high, the ability of digital broadcasters to provide the public with access to music is impeded. If rates are too low, then recording artists do not receive a fair return on their endeavors. And if rates are inconsistent across different delivery mechanisms, then some business models are favored over others.

This new report by The Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings reconfirms DiMA’s longstanding call for Internet Radio royalty fairness. (August 2012)

Pew Research Center: The Rise of e-Reading -- 21 percent of Americans have read an e-book. The increasing availability of e-content is prompting some to read more than in the past and to prefer buying books to borrowing them. (April 2012)

Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2011–2016 -- Mobile video traffic exceeded 50 percent for the first time in 2011, and average smartphone usage nearly tripled.  Read this paper to learn of Cisco’s major global mobile data traffic projections and growth trends.

IFPI Digital Music Report 2012 -- Digital sales and services grew by 8 percent in 2011 to $5.2 billion, while the overall recorded music market which fell 3 percent to $16.2 billion dollars last year. The report also contains interesting data concerning the effectiveness of anti-piracy legislation in impeding infringement.

Pew Research Center: Tablet and E-Book Reader Ownership Nearly Double Over the Holiday Gift Giving Period (Jan. 2012)

Copyright and Royalties

On April 11, 2012 DiMA, the RIAA and NMPA filed a proposed settlement for mechanical royalty rates and terms to the Copyright Royalty Board. Read more:

Settlement Terms Fact Sheet (pdf)

115 Settlement (pdf)

U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Hearing on “The Performance Rights Act and Parity among Music Delivery Platforms” August 4, 2009 Testimony

icon Shelia E, musicFIRST

icon Bob Kimball, RealNetworks, Inc.

icon Marian Leighton-Levy, Rounder Records

icon Steven Newberry, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)

icon Ralph Oman, The George Washington Law School

icon James Winston, National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters, Inc.

Promoting Royalty Parity Among All Radio Technologies


2009 House Judiciary Committee Hearing: Performance Rights Act


2008 House Judiciary Committee Hearing: Performance Rights Act

2008 Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing: Performance Rights Act

icon Bob Kimball (Real Networks) Testimony

icon Joe Kennedy (Pandora) Testimony

icon Matt Nathanson (Artist) Testimony

icon DiMA Supplemental Testimony

17 U.S.C. 801(b)(1)

icon Performance Rights Act H.R. 848

icon Performance Rights Act S. 379


Defending Against Songwriters' Efforts to Legislate "Double-Dip" Royalties

1995 Report on Intellectual Property and the National Information Infrastructure Copyright law section. See page 70 for performance rights discussion.

2001 Copyright Office Section 104 Report and Hearing Transcript Relevant pages: 162-169

Civil Action No. 41-1395, United States District Court Southern District of New York, for the determination of reasonable license fees

icon March 10, 2009 Letter to Chairman Conyers and Ranking Member Smith

icon April 30, 2009 Letter to Chairman Conyers and Ranking Member Smith

icon DiMA Public Performance Amicus Brief

December 2001 House Judiciary Committee Hearing

Modernizing Music Licensing to Promote Innovative Business Models

17 U.S.C. 115 Copyright Law of the United States of America

Section 115 Reform Act of 2006 (H.R. 5553)

Hearing on “Reforming Section 115 of the Copyright Act for the Digital Age”

Reducing Creative and Business Risk by Recognizing “Orphan Works” Exceptions to the Copyright Act

icon Orphan Works Act of 2008 (H.R. 5889)

icon Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act of 2009 (S. 2913)

Competition and Network Neutrality

icon Industry-wide Letter to Members of Congress Supporting Net Neutrality

Center for Democracy and Technology

High-Tech Broadband Coalition

icon Vinton G. Cerf (Google Inc.) Testimony

icon Gary R. Bachula (Internet2) Testimony

icon Earl W. Comstock (COMPTEL) Testimony


2009 Review Documentation

icon 09_08_04 Performance Rights Hearing Testimony

icon 10_0_09 Small Wcaster Proposal

icon 10_12_09 Memo re Fed Digital Tax Issue

icon 10_15_09 Rpt of Senate Jud Markup

icon 20090416_fcc_joint_comments

icon 7 Groups Respond

icon ACTA Summary

icon Digital Goods Draft Bill 09_10_09

icon DiMA Feinstein Ltr 07_24_09

icon DiMA Stmt SenJudCmte 8_11_09

icon DMCA

icon FCC-09-93A1

icon FCC_NN_Ruling_Against_Comcast_(Aug_08)

icon Feinstein_Supp_Comments_(Jul_27_09)_v2

icon H.R._3458

icon HJC_PRA_Hearing_Stmt_(MAR_09)

icon HR_2344

icon hr_848_conyers_(111th_cong)

icon Kimball_Senate_Testimony_8-3-09

icon Leahy Amendment 10_15_09

icon Live365 CRB Constitutionality Complaint

icon Live365_Press_release_-_CRB_Constitutionality_issue

icon MGR_AMDT_to_HR_848_(MAY_09)

icon Oct_--_DiMA_Response_re_Songwriter_Protection_Provisions_v1

icon Potential_Changes_to_the_Statutory_License

icon PRO_Letter_re_PRA_Songwriter_Provisions_(Aug_09)

icon S.379_Perf_Rts_Act

icon Songwriter-PRO-Publisher_letter_3-10-09

icon SX-CPB_News_Release_Jan-15-09

icon H.R._2695

icon S._1212

icon Letter_to_Stakeholders_re_115_SOA_Regs

icon Letter_to_Ruwe_re_status_update_1-14-10

icon C.O._Response_to_Stakeholdersproposal_1-22-10

icon Final_Findings_(Amended-Sledge_Dissent)_Fed_Reg_2-11-09

icon ASCA_v_Verizon_Order_10-14-09

icon CTIA_Ringtone_Amicus_Brief_AT&T_FINAL_070109

icon Live365_DateStamped_Complaint

icon DOJ_Memo_Opp_PI_and_Supp_MTD

icon PI_Denial_Order

icon IIA-NPRM-FINAL-1-12-10

icon WC Docket No. 07-52







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