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March 11, 2006


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A lot of artists (and their fans) want the rules changed to help lower the financial burden and bureaucratic hassle of getting remix rights. They want mixing to be done under a fair use regime or by mechanical license. If sampling were fair use, musicians could grab sounds without seeking permission and without paying any fee. Under a mechanical license, a system would be set up that allows artists to get the needed rights from a central source and for relatively little money. The rights holder wouldn't be able to refuse permission and the fee would be set by Congress. This would streamline the process of acquiring rights enough to allow many musicians to comply with the law.

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