Straus Institute Adjunct Professor William Nix Selected for U.S. Copyright Office "Unclaimed Royalties Study" Symposium
Straus Institute Adjunct Professor William Nix has been selected as roundtable panelist for the U.S. Copyright Office's "Unclaimed Royalities Study" Symposium. Nix will take part in the March 26th panel that will focus on holding and distribution.
Via the U.S. Copyright Office:
As directed by the Music Modernization Act (MMA), the U.S. Copyright Office is undertaking a public study, in consultation with the Government Accountability Office, to recommend best practices that the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) may implement to effectively identify and locate copyright owners with unclaimed royalties of musical works, encourage copyright owners to claim accrued royalties, and ultimately reduce the incidence of unclaimed royalties.
On June 2, 2020, the Office issued a Federal Register notice soliciting public comments for this study. Public comments were due August 3, 2020, and reply comments were due August 31, 2020. Due to the high volume of requests to participate, the Office will hold public roundtables as part of its study on March 25, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time, and on March 26, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. eastern time.
Additional information may be found here.