SAA Praises Introduction of ACCESS to Recordings Act

May 24, 2018—At the urging of the Intellectual Property Working Group, the SAA Executive Committee agreed to sign on to a Library Copyright Alliance letter to Senator Ron Wyden, praising him for introducing the Accessibility for Curators, Creators, Educators, Scholars and Society Recordings Act ("ACCESS to Recordings Act"). The bill "would provide full federal copyright protection to sound recordings fixed prior to 1972, which currently receive protection only under state copyright law." The letter further urges Congress to proceed with the ACCESS to Recordings Act rather than CLASSICS. Read the letter here.