Professor Shyam Balganesh on Understanding Privative Copyright Claims

The following post comes from Liz Velander, a recent graduate of Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at CPIP. By Liz Velander Some argue that modern copyright law is decidedly market-oriented, almost entirely justified in utilitarian terms. By promising authors a set of marketable exclusive rights in their works, copyright is believed to incentivize the … Continue reading “Professor Shyam Balganesh on Understanding Privative Copyright Claims”

CPIP’s Sandra Aistars and Scalia Law Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic Co-Host Virtual Copyright Event on Arts and the Pandemic

The following post comes from Chris Wolfsen, a recent graduate of Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at CPIP. By Chris Wolfsen On October 27, 2020, CPIP Director of Copyright Research and Policy Sandra Aistars and students from her Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic at Scalia Law School co-hosted a virtual event with Washington Area … Continue reading “CPIP’s Sandra Aistars and Scalia Law Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic Co-Host Virtual Copyright Event on Arts and the Pandemic”

House Judiciary Committee Hearing Reacts to Copyright Office Report on Efficacy of Section 512

The following post comes from Liz Velander, a recent graduate of Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at CPIP. By Liz Velander In late September, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing entitled Copyright and the Internet in 2020: Reactions to the Copyright Office’s Report on the Efficacy of 17 U.S.C. 512 After Two Decades. … Continue reading “House Judiciary Committee Hearing Reacts to Copyright Office Report on Efficacy of Section 512”

The Changing Nature of Sound Recording Rights

The following post comes from Meghan Carlin, who is in her second year at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Ontario. In addition to her work with the IPilogue, Meghan is a Fellow with the Innovation Clinic and is Co-President of the Osgoode Entertainment and Sports Law Association. This post first appeared at IPilogue. By … Continue reading “The Changing Nature of Sound Recording Rights”

Nicola Searle on Business Models and Copyright: The Legal Business Model

The following post comes from Dr. Nicola Searle, an economist who specializes in the economics of intellectual property and the creative industries. This post is derived from a paper that Dr. Searle prepared for CPIP’s Sixth Annual Fall Conference. By Nicola Searle The last two decades have made for interesting times in the media business. … Continue reading “Nicola Searle on Business Models and Copyright: The Legal Business Model”

High Court Oracle-Google Copyright War May Benefit Artists

This post first appeared on Law360. You might think that a copyright battle waged between tech behemoths Google LLC and Oracle America Inc. about computer code has little to do with the concerns of songwriters, authors, photographers, graphic artists, photo journalists and filmmakers. You would be wrong. These groups all filed amicus briefs with the … Continue reading “High Court Oracle-Google Copyright War May Benefit Artists”

The Evolving Music Ecosystem Conference: Day Three Recap

The following post comes from Bradfield Biggers, a graduate of Boston College Law School and Founder & CEO of Timshel Inc., a music fintech company that provides data-driven cashflow solutions to musical artists in Los Angeles, California. This is the third of three posts (see day one recap and day two recap) summarizing our three-day … Continue reading “The Evolving Music Ecosystem Conference: Day Three Recap”

The Evolving Music Ecosystem Conference: Day Two Recap

The following post comes from Bradfield Biggers, a graduate of Boston College Law School and Founder & CEO of Timshel Inc., a music fintech company that provides data-driven cashflow solutions to musical artists in Los Angeles, California. This is the second of three posts (see day one recap and day three recap) summarizing our three-day … Continue reading “The Evolving Music Ecosystem Conference: Day Two Recap”

The Evolving Music Ecosystem Conference: Day One Recap

The following post comes from Bradfield Biggers, a graduate of Boston College Law School and Founder & CEO of Timshel Inc., a music fintech company that provides data-driven cashflow solutions to musical artists in Los Angeles, California. This is the first of three posts (see day two recap and day three recap) summarizing our three-day … Continue reading “The Evolving Music Ecosystem Conference: Day One Recap”

Senate IP Subcommittee Hearing Addresses Section 1201 Reform

The following post comes from Liz Velander, a recent graduate of Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at CPIP. By Liz Velander Last week, the Senate Intellectual Property Subcommittee, led by its Chairman, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), held a hearing entitled “Are Reforms to Section 1201 Needed and Warranted?” The hearing explored Section 1201’s operation, … Continue reading “Senate IP Subcommittee Hearing Addresses Section 1201 Reform”