RBG’s Legacy Can Guide High Court In Oracle Copyright Case

This post first appeared on Law360. As America mourns the passing of one of its great civil rights icons and judicial pathmakers — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — stakeholders and other observers must not only contemplate what her absence means for the upcoming election but also next month’s start of oral arguments at the U.S. … Continue reading “RBG’s Legacy Can Guide High Court In Oracle Copyright Case”

Congratulations to Shira Perlmutter: 14th United States Register of Copyrights

On September 21, 2020, Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden announced that she has appointed Shira Perlmutter Register of Copyrights and Director of the United States Copyright Office. Ms. Perlmutter has a deep knowledge of copyright law and policy, as well as an appreciation for the nuance with which domestic and international copyright issues must … Continue reading “Congratulations to Shira Perlmutter: 14th United States Register of Copyrights”

New Da Vinci Article on the Harmonization of Copyright and Communications Law

The Richmond Journal of Law and Technology (JOLT) has just published a new article by Professor Stuart N. Brotman, the inaugural Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The article, Intersecting Points in Parallel Lines: Toward Better Harmonization of … Continue reading “New Da Vinci Article on the Harmonization of Copyright and Communications Law”

CPIP Roundup – August 31, 2020

Greetings from CPIP Executive Director Sean O’Connor August has seen the beginning of a highly unusual school year, but I hope everyone is continuing to stay safe. And, since even a pandemic can’t keep the world from having a busy back-to-school month, I’ll keep this month’s note short. First, we’re gearing up for The Evolving … Continue reading “CPIP Roundup – August 31, 2020”

CPIP’s Sandra Aistars Joins Artomatic Panel on Copyright Protection for Visual Artists

The following post comes from Liz Velander, a recent graduate of Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at CPIP. By Liz Velander As part of its ongoing series about the copyright licensing process, Artomatic hosted a virtual panel for visual artists last week to discuss how to protect their creative works. The panel focused on … Continue reading “CPIP’s Sandra Aistars Joins Artomatic Panel on Copyright Protection for Visual Artists”

Senate IP Subcommittee Hearing Addresses Intersection of DMCA and Fair Use

The following post comes from Yumi Oda, an LLM Candidate at Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at CPIP. By Yumi Oda As part of its year-long review of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the Senate Subcommittee on Intellectual Property tackled yet another contentious issue in our copyright system—fair use. A virtual online hearing, … Continue reading “Senate IP Subcommittee Hearing Addresses Intersection of DMCA and Fair Use”

Senator Ron Wyden, Stop Harming Independent Creators

Here’s a brief excerpt of a post by CPIP Senior Scholar Eric Priest and Professor Sean Pager that was published at IPWatchdog: As the current pandemic eviscerates jobs throughout our economy, Congress has a rare opportunity to improve the lot of one long-besieged group of workers: creators. Authors, songwriters, photographers, artists, filmmakers, and many other … Continue reading “Senator Ron Wyden, Stop Harming Independent Creators”

IP Scholars File Comments with OSTP on Public Access to Scholarly Publications

A group of intellectual property scholars filed comments yesterday with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), asking it to forgo its plans to make all federally-funded scholarly publications free and open to the public upon initial publication. The comments were submitted in response to a notice of Request for Information (RFI) that was … Continue reading “IP Scholars File Comments with OSTP on Public Access to Scholarly Publications”

Copyright Notebook: Observations on Copyright in the Time of COVID-19

The Indomitable Spirit of Artists Heroes are everywhere. We all give thanks for the selfless efforts of medical professionals, first responders, delivery drivers, gig economy workers, grocery and pharmacy staff, and the many other individuals who daily place themselves at the center of the coronavirus pandemic in order to make our quarantined lives safe and … Continue reading “Copyright Notebook: Observations on Copyright in the Time of COVID-19”

Supreme Court Paves Way for Revoking State Sovereign Immunity for Copyright Infringement

Last week, the Supreme Court handed down its unanimous judgment in Allen v. Cooper, a copyright case involving both actual and metaphorical pirates. The actual pirate was Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, who captured a French ship in the Indies, renamed it Queen Anne’s Revenge, used it for piracy, and then later ran it … Continue reading “Supreme Court Paves Way for Revoking State Sovereign Immunity for Copyright Infringement”