Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), along with other Members of the Judiciary Committee, will hold a roundtable discussion on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 at 9:00 AM CT on the campus of Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.  The roundtable discussion, which is part of the Committee’s copyright review, will include a wide range of professionals from the music industry.

Members of the House Judiciary Committee are traveling to Nashville to kick-off a multi-city listening tour as part of the Committee’s bipartisan copyright review.

WHO: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.)
WHAT: Roundtable discussion (open press)
WHEN: Tuesday, September 22 at 9:00 a.m. Central Time
WHERE: Belmont University
Wedgewood Academic Center – Room 4094
Located at the corner of Wedgewood Avenue and 15th Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee
RSVP: Members of the media who wish to cover must RSVP with Kathryn Rexrode at kathryn.rexrode@mail.house.gov.

Background: Chairman Goodlatte first announced the Judiciary Committee’s intention to undertake a comprehensive review of U.S. copyright law on April 24, 2013, in a speech before the World Intellectual Property Day celebration at the Library of Congress.  As part of the copyright review, the House Judiciary Committee has held 20 hearings which included testimony from 100 witnesses.  On July 22, 2015, Chairman Goodlatte and Ranking Member Conyers announced that Committee staff would issue invitations to all prior witnesses of the Committee’s copyright review hearings and other interested parties to meet with Committee staff and provide additional input on copyright policy issues.  To date nearly 50 meetings have been scheduled and those meetings, which are ongoing, will take several more weeks.