In Copyright, Copyright Act, H.R. 5889, Orphan Works, S. 2913

Saturday June 21 2:00 PM
At Sunset Grill
2001 Belcourt Ave
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 386-3663
Admission Free/Open to Public

Congressman Jim Cooper and Congressman John Hall will hold a “Town Hall Meeting” with Nashville’s entertainment community this Saturday to discuss music-industry issues such as the controversial “Orphan Works” bill. The event is free and open to the public.

We hope all artists, cartoonists, photographers, art educators and others in the Nashville area will attend to express their opposition to this radical change to copyright law. It’s important to let lawmakers know that this bill will affect all forms of art, damage small businesses and open the door to cultural theft on an unprecedented scale. Please contact others in the Nashville area. Urge them to attend and urge them all to speak out.

Congressman Cooper represents the district that contains most of Nashville’s music business. He is a 2006 graduate of the Leadership Music program.

Congressman Hall is the only professional musician in Congress. Formerly a Nashville resident, he is a first-term congressman representing District 19 in upstate New York. Hall founded Orleans and Co-wrote its classics “Still the One” and “Dance with Me.” His songwriting hits in Music City included “Juliet” (The Oak Ridge Boys), “You Can Dream of Me” (Steve Wariner), “Reach” (New Grass Revival), and “New Star Shining” (Ricky Skaggs). His songs have also been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Chet Atkins, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor and Janis Joplin, among others.

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