Letter to Congress on U.S. Innovation and Competition Act

Post publish date: April 5, 2022

The Copyright Alliance sent a letter to Senate Majority and Minority Leaders Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and House Majority and Minority Leaders Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), expressing concern that the United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021 will undermine copyright protections for American rightsholders. Specifically, the letter points out that while public access to research reports and raw data is important, the bill’s public access language goes too far by undermining copyright protection through unreasonable licensing requirements.