The Music Online Competition Act of 2001: Moderate Change or Radical Reform?

By: Alexander Davie & Christine Soares

On August 3, 2001 legislation was proposed to facilitate online broadcasting and distribution of music. The proposed Music Online Competition Act (MOCA) seeks to streamline the distribution of music over the Internet, increase competition, and avoid the monopolization of the online music industry by the record companies. This iBrief discusses several changes that MOCA would implement in the law and the reaction of the recording industry to these proposed changes.

Cite: 2001 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 0031