The Department of Justice this week filed its brief with the US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and is pursuing its own interpretation of the BMI consent decree. "In the government's view, BMI's repertory includes every song, and only those songs for which BMI has the right to license or sublicense on a full-work basis, meaning it has the right to authorize a licensee to publicly perform the song with the need for additional licenses," the DOJ wrote in the appeal.
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