Music Modernization Act

I have not yet absorbed all the details of this, but the premise appears to be to help artists, songwriters, producers, and others involved in music creation get paid in the streaming era. That sounds all well and good, but I wonder what will be the consequences, both intended and unintended.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_Modernization_Act
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  • decaldecal Posts: 3,096
    Higher prices and lower quality probably.
    If you can't hear a difference, don't waste your money.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,939
    Why is the government involved to begin with...
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  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 1,898
    Probably covered by some existing law that already exists, but once again it doesn’t mean what it says.
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,121
    Why is the government involved to begin with...

    It’s called “copyright,” and it’s enshrined in the constitution. Further questions?
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  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,121
    ^^got to cater to the rich.

    Or to the creators of music that we all *purport* to love. But why pay for what you can get for free, right?

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  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,121
    Thinking: “Why did I un-ignore these guys???” 🤔🙄
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,939
    stretchl wrote: »
    Why is the government involved to begin with...

    It’s called “copyright,” and it’s enshrined in the constitution. Further questions?

    And we already have copyright laws that cover these things... why do we need a new law rather than enforce what is already on the books?
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,107
    Same reason we have more firearm control laws that existing laws already cover: keeps "law makers" employed and gives them something to squabble about.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,894
    Wow...I dunno, because the internet and RECORDED MUSIC didn’t exist when the constitution was written. So we have to make laws that bridge the gap between constitutional law and modern reality lol...
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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 2,590
    And, because everytime a law is enacted there is a lawyer, or team of lawyers, trying to find ways around it.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,389
    stretchl wrote: »
    Why is the government involved to begin with...

    It’s called “copyright,” and it’s enshrined in the constitution. Further questions?

    So is the right to privacy. How's that working out for us today ? They will always find ways around it. That's why some wish it to be constantly reinterpreted for the times.
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