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The BMI rate court has overturned the DoJ’s insistence on full-work licensing.


  • Performing-rights organization (PRO) BMI has successfully challenged the US Department of Justice’s interpretation of the consent decrees and how the PRO licenses performance rights.

Features and Benefits

  • Details why BMI's rate court judge has overturned a ruling by the DoJ on what it should license under its consent decree.
  • Illustrates what the DoJ wanted, and why the BMI rate court said no.

Key questions answered

  • Why has BMI's rate court ruled the DoJ's interpretation of full-work licensing as described in the consent decree to be incorrect?
  • What happens now for BMI and the DoJ?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • BMI rate court rules against the DoJ
  • A recap of what the DoJ said in August
  • Judge Stanton sees things differently


  • Author

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