The Interested Parties Advancing Copyright (IPAC) was established in Nashville in 2014 and includes independent publishers, administrators, business managers, and entertainment attorneys. They have a shared interest in the rights granted by the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §101 et seq. to creators of original works of authorship. IPAC would prefer to eliminate the existing statutory methods of licensing musical works and replace them with methods that reflect a fair and balanced licensing process based on willing buyer/willing seller ]negotiations and support the Copyright Act's grant of exclusive rights for copyright owners to control the use and distribution of their works. They believe this method of licensing will result in rates and license terms that benefit both copyright owners and entities that use copyrighted works, whether by reproducing, distributing, or performing copyrighted works.
- Comments Submitted by Interested Parties Advancing Copyright (IPAC) Before the U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Notice of Inquiry: Music Licensing Study (Docket No. 2014-03) (full-text).