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Legislative Issues

Maria A. Pallante Appointed 12th Registrar of Copyrights

PROTECT IP Act and S. 978

We Write the Songs 2011

Walking The Halls

Children's Library

Report on IPEC's Progress

Senate Judiciary Committee passes anti-piracy legislation

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Important New Legislation to Help Protect Music Creators

ASCAP Statement on the Second Circuit decision in Yahoo/Real Networks

ASCAP Composer Nick Glennie-Smith Interviewed at Secretariat Screening in Washington, DC

Watch and Share Songwriter Peter Himmelman's Videos on the Value of Music and Fair Compensation to Music Creators

Paul Williams Responds to Copyleft Challenge - July 2010 - July 2010

Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement - June 2010

Department of Justice Task Force on Intellectual Property - February 2010

We Write The Songs/Walking the Halls May 2010

ASCAP Provides Comments, Recommendations for New Federal Joint Strategic Plan on IP Infringement

Department of Justice Task Force on Intellectual Property

Confirmation - New Copyright Czar - December 2009

ASCAP Co-Sponsors 39th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Jazz Concert

Appointment of new Copyright Czar - September 2009

Performance Rights Act update - August 2009

Walking the Halls - May 2009

Performance Rights Act update - May 2009

Performance Rights Act reintroduced - March 2009

PRO IP ACT / Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Act of 2008

Copyright Royalty Board Decision - Positive Result for Writers and Music Publishers

Legislative Update - September 2008: Breakthrough Agreement Announced between Music Industry Groups

Legislative Update - August 2008: Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Act of 2008

Legislative Update - May 2008: PRO IP ACT

Update - Copyright Royalty Board Mechanical Rate Hearing - July 2008

Legislative Update - Higher Education Opportunity Act (H.R.4137) - August 2008

Legislative Update - May 2008: PRO IP ACT

Update - Copyright Royalty Board Mechanical Rate Hearing - March 2008

ASCAP Launches 'Bill of Rights for Songwriters and Composers'

Copyright Royalty Board Begins Critical Mechanical Rate Hearing

Legislative Update - March 2008: PRO IP ACT

Legislative Update - January 2008: New Performance Rights Act Introduced

ASCAP sponsors CBC's 23rd Annual Jazz Forum and Concert featuring Drummer Great Roy Haynes

Groovin' on Capitol Hill

Nadler in New York

The Little Mermaid's Big Splash

ASCAP and i-SAFE Bring Youth Music Piracy Educational Program to Capitol Hill

Rep. Lloyd Doggett of Texas visits ASCAP in New York

ASCAP's Songwriter Night on Capitol Hill Honors National Treasure Stevie Wonder

Background on Recent Court Decision from ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento

Congress Recesses in November Without Passing Copyright Related Legislation

Congressional Black Caucus; Jazz violinist Regina Carter's Quintet is featured at Rep. John Conyers Annual CBCF Jazz Event

Legislative Update - May 2006: New Tax Law Benefits Songwriters

A Toast to Tony

ASCAP celebrates the opening of The Color Purple

The Congressional Black Caucus Honors Living Jazz Legend Dr. Billy Taylor

A Special Message from Marilyn Bergman: President and Chairman of the Board

ASCAP Songwriter Testifies on Capitol Hill in Favor of Empowering Copyright Owners to Fight Illegal File-Swapping

Joint Statement of ASCAP, BMI and NMPA on Internet Uses of Music

Lyle Lovett Testifies on the Internet Uses of Music

ASCAP's Marilyn Bergman Speaks Out On "Work For Hire" Law

Board Member Dean Kay Testifies on Internet Webcasts

1999 - 2000 Legislation Concerning Intellectual Property Rights

A history of ASCAP's legislative efforts from 1993 to 1998

The Evolution of Music Licensing -- Point by Point

The Four Major Legislative Developments of 1997-98

Fairness in Music Licensing Legislation: Q&A