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November 03, 1995| Times Staff and Wire Reports

Clinton Signs Bill Protecting Music Copyrights: Musicians and record companies have a new safeguard against unauthorized digital alterations and transmissions of their works. The law, signed by Clinton on Wednesday, will give musicians and music copyright holders the right to authorize most digital transmissions of their works and to be compensated by anyone transmitting the material to customers for a fee. Digital transmissions of music over computer networks such as the Internet and other interactive venues are subject to the law. So are digital transmissions in which a fee is charged for the reception. Copyright owners will also have exclusive right to control the performance of their works in any digital transmission.

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