The Digital Media Association, which represents U.S. Internet media companies, spent US$70,542 in the first quarter this year to lobby for copyright law reform, the taxation of digital media and other issues, according to a recent report, The Association Press reported.
The amount of money increased from $65,121 in the previous quarter, but decreased from $77,161 year-over-year. The association’s members include Apple Inc., Viacom Inc.’s MTV Networks, Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc.’s YouTube, Forbes reported.
The copyright law reform the group lobbied for includes the use of copyrighted material whose owner is unknown, an online privacy bill and the taxation of digital media.
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