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March 19, 2014

Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM

AIMP Nashville & Copyright Society of the South talk SONGWRITERS EQUALITY ACT with Congressman Doug Collins


Topic:  Songwriters Equality Act 

The program will start promptly at 2:00PM with songwriters in the round, followed by Representative Collins' remarks.  A reception will be held from 3:30PM to 4:00PM with refreshments provided by ASCAP, BMI and SESAC.

There is limited seating for this event, therefore limited to the first 100 to respond !

This is  Member-Only Event.

The purpose of the legislation is to "update provisions in the Copyright Act to level the playing field for songwriter, composers and publishers to receive fair compensation for the use of their intellectual property." The legislation would allow federal rate courts to consider the fair market value for a composition when establishing digital performance rates. Currently, fair market value is not one of the guidelines that the special federal court considers when it sets royalty rates. They are regulated by law or through consent decrees.


For more information:  http://dougcollins.house.gov/.


Doug Collins
Congressman, R-Georgia


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AIMP Members-Only Event

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The First Amendment Center
1207 18th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37212

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Congressman Doug Collins grew up in Hall County, where he learned about service to others from his dad, a Georgia State Trooper, and his mom, who provided care services to local senior citizens. Doug graduated from North Hall High School and went on to earn a degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice from North Georgia College & State University. He later earned his master’s degree in divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary while serving the community full-time as the senior pastor at Chicopee Baptist Church. In November 2006, Doug was elected to represent District 27 in the Georgia House of Representatives. Over his first term, Doug earned a law degree from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta. During his time in the Georgia legislature, Doug led House Republicans as the governor’s primary Floor Leader, shepherding through legislation that made responsible reforms to state programs, like the Georgia HOPE scholarship, to secure them for future generations. Aside from his service as a pastor, state representative, and now United States Congressman, Doug has ministered to members of our military as a chaplain in the Air Force Reserve since 2002. In 2008, he served a combat tour stationed at Balad Air Force Base in Iraq. During the government shutdown of 2013, Doug offered and the House passed H. Con. Res. 58, a resolution urging the Obama Administration to stop its infringement on religious liberty and the First Amendment and allow chaplains of any denomination or faith to continue providing religious services. For over 25 years, Doug has been married to Lisa Collins, a 5th grade teacher at Mount Vernon Elementary School in Gainesville. Over the years, Doug and Lisa have operated small businesses ranging from a scrapbook supply store to the law firm of Collins and Csider, LLC. Doug and Lisa have three children, a daughter Jordan and sons Copelan and Cameron. As a family, they are very involved at Lakewood Baptist Church. In the 113th Congress, Doug serves on the House Committee on the Judiciary, the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Continuing the work he began in the Georgia state house to streamline government and save money for hardworking families, he is co-founder of the Freshman Regulatory Reform Working Group and has sponsored “Sue and Settle" legislation to allow public discourse for agency rule-making.

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