Six Lawmakers Support DOJ Decision

According to the InsideRadio report, six lawmakers in Congress wrote a letter to the U.S. Attorney General supporting the Justice Department’s decision not to make any changes to the antitrust consent decrees governing ASCAP and BMI. The lawmakers called the decision “appropriate.”

The Congressmen wrote “So-called ‘fractional licensing’ would hamstring the music marketplace. Were the Department to propose modifying the consent decrees to allow fractional licensing, it would paralyze the market for licensed music.” The six U. S. House members included:  Congressmen Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Blake Farenthold (R-TX), Gene Green (D-TX), Dave Trott (R-MI) and Jared Polis (D-CO.)

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