Comment on FR Doc # 2012-15477

This is a Comment on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Notice: Development of the Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement

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IN THE MATTER OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE JOINT STRATEGIC PLAN ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ENFORCEMENT

COMMENTS OF THE FUTURE OF MUSIC COALITION

August 10, 2012

The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) is pleased to submit these comments to the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) in its efforts to achieve a Joint Strategic Plan for Intellectual Property Enforcement.

FMC is a not-for-profit collaboration between members of the music, technology, public policy and intellectual property law communities. FMC seeks to educate the media, policymakers and the public about issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy and law while bringing together diverse voices in an effort to identify creative solutions to challenges in this space. FMC also aims to document historic trends in the music industry, while highlighting innovative and potentially rewarding business models that will empower artists and establish a healthier music ecosystem.

These comments will naturally focus on the music community, which is our area of greatest expertise. However, we do believe there are commonalities between our industries and others that implicate the digital distribution and access of creative content. Fundamentally, FMC is concerned with creator compensation and the continued ability for artists to reach potential audiences. Despite the many liberating aspects of technology, there remain tremendous challenges to achieving a legitimate digital marketplace that rewards creators and satisfies consumers. As such, we support any and all good-faith efforts to improve conditions in today’s cultural economies.

Our work in documenting artist revenue streams and the ways in which musicians from a broad array of disciplines earn a living has established an important base point for further analysis of reform in the creative landscape. At present, the compensation picture for musicians and composers is incredibly complex, with a range of revenue streams compri

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Aug 10 2012, at 11:59 PM ET
ID: OMB-2012-0004-0168
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Date Posted: Aug 13, 2012
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Submitter Information

Submitter Name: Casey Rae
Organization Name: Future of Music Coalition