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CDT Submits Comments in Music Licensing Rulemaking

In comments submitted today to the Copyright Office, CDT, EFF, Public Knowledge, and four other groups expressed support for the goal of providing greater licensing clarity to digital music services. That clarity could assist in the continued growth of the lawful online music market. The comments warned, however, that this goal could be undermined by rules that unnecessarily address controversial questions with important implications outside the music licensing context, such as the legal status of “buffer copies.” CDT and its allies instead argued for a narrowly-tailored rule that would serve as a “safe harbor” covering any copies created in the course of providing a digital music service.