US Copyright Office rules against "100-percent licensing"

The US music publishing community has welcomed the US Copyright Office's firm position on the risks posed by the concept of "100-percent licensing" that would allow a party - a publisher, an individual rights holder or a collective management organisation - to grant full performance rights to a co-written song without fully owning the rights to the track.

The idea of 100% licensing came about at the end of last year in the context of the review by the US ...

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