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The RAP Act was introduced in Congress to bar use of lyrics as evidence in court cases. A new bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives will seek to protect artists from having their lyrics used against them as evidence in criminal and civil proceedings. According to the report, supporters of the legislation include the Recording Academy, the Recording Industry Association of America, Universal Music Group, Sony Music Group, Warner Records, Atlantic Records, Warner Music Nashville, Artists Rights Alliance, SAG-AFTRA, the Black Music Action Coalition, the Music Artists Coalition, the Song Writers of North America (SONA), Warner Chappell Music, Warner Music Group, and Warner Music Latina.
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