The Continuing Vitality of Music Performance Rights Organizations

July 2008

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Presented by University of California, Berkeley Law Professor Robert P.Merges. In the document, Professor Merges warns that proposals to change the existing music IP rights system could stunt creativity in the United States and around the world. Merges warns that the more radical proposals would eviscerate or eliminate performing rights organizations, which could weaken all of the gains songwriters have made over the past century. A copy of Merges’ paper will be available online by Monday, June 16, at: and

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