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Anthony Volpe, left, and Savannah G. Merceus, right, of Volpe and Koenig.

Prior to 2018, the last significant piece of copyright legislation addressing digital developments in music was the 1995 Digital Performance Right in Recordings Act (DPRA), see Digital Performance Right In Sound Recordings Act Of 1995, 109 Stat. 336. In light of the rise of digital music providers, the DPRA recognized the need for a public performance royalty for the digital transmission of sound recordings. While the DPRA was impactful at the time, legislators could not have anticipated the monumental shift from physical to digital music consumption. In the 20-plus years from enactment of the DPRA, it became clear that another update was necessary.

 

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