A new copyright bill, the Music Modernization Act, promises to "modernize" the way digital streaming music services pay royalties. The bill has been introduced in both the House and the Senate by a bipartisan group of lawmakers who say they want to update copyright law for the new world of streaming, which has more than doubled in revenue since 2015 and now accounts for more than 60 percent of the music market. Los Angeles Principal Robert Allen comments on the bill’s strong legal protections against past infringements. "I think that's completely unfair to songwriters," Allen said. "It gives these services a pass for their past misconduct."
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