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Gregory Alan Barnes
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Gregory Alan Barnes currently serves as General Counsel to the Digital Media Association (“DiMA”). DiMA is a nationally recognized trade association that represents the interests of several digital music and video service providers on a wide range of issues, including matters pertaining to copyright licensing, online competition, privacy, the taxation of digital media, and broadband deployment. Some of DiMA’s more prominent members include companies such as Apple’s iTunes, Microsoft, Rhapsody, Real Networks, Slacker Radio, Amazon, and Google. Prior to joining DiMA, Mr. Barnes served for seven years as counsel to U.S Rep. John Conyers, Jr on the House Judiciary Committee. In that capacity, he primarily focused on intellectual property, crime and terrorism related matters.

Prior to his tenure with the committee, Mr. Barnes had the privilege of serving as Deputy Chief of Staff to Missouri Governor Bob Holden; and as an aide to several Members of Congress, including Representatives William “Bill” Clay, Alan Wheat, and Bobby Scott.

He holds a Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard University, a Juris Doctorate from Washington University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Morehouse College.

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Now Streaming on a Website Near You

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 1:18 PM

In a relatively short period, the universe of online music and video streaming options has grown at a rather impressive rate. In just a few years, Americans have witnessed the creation of on-demand music services, ad-based Internet radio, and the rise of streaming-video subscription services that have provided consumers with...

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A Common Sense Approach to Internet Radio Royalties

(3) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 8:35 AM

The debate over royalty rate-setting for Internet radio is generating plenty of hyperbole -- including specious claims that the Internet Radio Fairness Act before Congress involves reverse payola schemes, would rain antitrust lawsuits down on artist organizations and give Congress the power to fire copyright judges and replace them with...

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