ALI's Restatement of Copyright Law Sparks Concern

The American Law Institute (ALI) is being criticized for its Restatement of copyright law, Billboard reports.  The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) write that they consider the Restatement to be an extreme and regressive reinterpretation of the law while also attempting to undermine creators. The ALI publishes “Restatements of the Law,” which summarize and clarify court decisions in different states. Although the ALI is an independent organization with no legal authority, the published Restatements impact court decision around the U.S. because they are often used by lawyers and cited by judges. The NMPA and the RIAA have issued a statement and letter urging the ALI to vote no when the Restatement comes to the floor. Read the letter in full here.

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