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'Copyright Alliance Commends AAP for Opposing State of Maryland's Unconstitutional E-Book Licensing Mandates'

The Copyright Alliance released the following statement from its CEO, Keith Kupferschmid:

We commend AAP for seeking to prevent the state of Maryland from creating what is effectively a compulsory license for literary works. The Maryland law raises serious constitutional and copyright law concerns. It is an alarming intrusion into the exclusive rights of copyright owners, and it sets a dangerous precedent that, if left unchecked, would threaten the wide range of creative industries that rely on copyright to support the production and dissemination of creative works, including books, movies, music, software, photos, newspapers, and more.

The copyright community and the broader public benefit from an effective, uniform national copyright framework, and we are deeply troubled by Maryland’s misguided encroachment into an area that is exclusively the province of Congress. We hope the court quickly recognizes that Maryland’s effort to commandeer the system of exclusive rights that empowers authors and copyright owners to create and disseminate their works is at odds with the Constitution, the U.S. Copyright Act, and the public interest.

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