[FMC] Representative Rick Boucher (D-VA)

Mechanical license is outdated and needs to be updated from its paper-based, individual.
Reform should exempt buffering, cacheing and ephemeral copies from §115.
§114 places differing rates and services based on medium– broadcast radio pays no fee, while satellite, digital cable and internet radio all pay different rates.
Archival copies of digital media should be a fair use.
Electronic database at the Copyright Office to replace the paper files on file at this time.
Need to have a safe harbor arrangement for use of song where it’s not possible to find the copyright owner, and place royalties into an escrow fund held for the artists.