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Europe released online last week the first TTIP documents, two-page sheets for each of the 23 chapters. For the intellectual property chapter, no negotiating texts have been posted yet.

Europe plans to address in TTIP the fact that the United States, unlike other countries, does not require radio stations to pay royalties to performers when their performances are played on air, only the composers receive royalties and when their songs are played in bars and restaurants, the US composers don’t receive anything. Online music streaming is already payable to both performers and composers.

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