Trichordist readers will not be surprised to learn that Senator Sasse is circulating an amendment to strike the CLASSICS Act from the Senate version of the Music Modernization Act. The amendment appears to have been drafted by the Google Shills at Public Knowledge–bringing the bait and switch right on cue.
This is, of course, the classic back stabbing we have come to expect from Public Knowledge, so is par for the course. What that means, of course, is that Google gets to screw the pre-72 artists and get their new reachback safe harbor that the songwriters and publishers gave up.
We need to move on this quickly. If you can call your Senator and ask them to oppose the Sasse amendment to the Music Modernization Act (bill number S. 2823), that would be great. You can look up your Senator’s information on Phone Congress at this link. Choose “Any Other Topic Not Listed Here” on the pull down “Topic” menu.