It can be fascinating to see someone's comments, when that person is reading a news article, a book, or a piece of legislation. That fascination is doubly good when the person is reading changes to Title 17, the U.S. Copyright Law. Someone at the Durationator® decided to give all of a peek into the comments and questions the person had while reading the Music Modernization Act. The person wrote 16 posts on Facebook, which are available for anyone to read. I've listed them below with their links.
The posts are generally short, but they do give you an idea of the complexity of the Music Modernization Act and how much of Title 17 it touches. This, of course, doesn't tell you everything you need to know about the MMA - in fact it may raise some questions - but that shouldn't stop you from reading them.
Post 1: Music Modernization Act of 2018 - Duration Terms
Post 2: Exclusive Rights for Sound Recordings
Post 3: Preemption
Post 4: [No post 4]
Post 5: The Classics Protection and Access Act, Section 1401
Post 6: The Classics Protection and Access Act, Section 1401(a)(2)
Post 7: The Classics Preservation and Access Act, Pre-1923 Works
Post 8: Music Modernization Act of 2018 - Duration Terms Continued
Post 9: The Classics Preservation and Access Act, Fair Use
Post 10: Library Exceptions under Section 108
Post 11: First Sale Doctrine applies to pre-1972 sound recordings
Post 12: Classroom Uses
Post 13: Ephemeral Uses
Post 14: Section 108(h)
Post 15: Material Online
Post 16: Noncommercial Uses
Post 17: Summary
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