“The so-called ‘Music Modernization Act,’ which already passed the House and is working its way through the Senate right now, would create, by government force if passed and signed into law, a ‘collective’ that pays out to various parties. The major problem with said ‘collective’ is that it would be run by the government, specifically the U.S. Copyright Office, making it prone to cronyism, corruption, and mishandling of intellectual property.”
The correct palms have been greased by the lobbyists. The law only awaits passage. And much-to-be-wished veto by President Trump. If Felonia were president, Socialist Music would be a shoo-in, with the Clinton Foundation taking a periodic cut.
Government-regulated music. Interesting. Reminds me that old Soviet times joke: “Music by the Union of Composers to the lyrics by the Union of Writers”.
(There really were such unions, still exist I think.)
Those are next. It just takes enough graft these days to get the pols moving.
A humble reply to those who voted for this: