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US music industry bodies renew attack on ‘broken’ DMCA

Industry bodies including the RIAA, NMPA and SoundExchange have renewed their criticism of the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the safe-harbour protection it provides for digital services like YouTube.

15 organisations have come together to file comments to the US Copyright Office criticising the legislation as “broken and antiquated”, in a new round of lobbying as part of a long-running review of the DMCA.

The comments may be new, but the arguments are familiar to anyone who’s been following the safe-harbour rows on either side of the Atlantic.