BMI: 'Publishers should be able to withdraw digital rights'

Tom Pakinkis

BMI wants to give its members the ability to withdraw their digital rights as part of an effort to modernise the consent decree that binds its publishers.

The proposal comes in an outline of a submission that BMI will file to the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice today.

The DOJ has requested public comments as part of its review of BMI’s consent decree, which BMI has conceded “no longer reflects the current needs of songwriters, publishers and ...

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