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The Legal Blog of The Copyright Alliance

Jun 15, 2015
On June 4, the Copyright Office published its latest report on Orphan Works and Mass Digitization. This is a summary of its main findings and recommended next steps. Limitation on orphan works user liability Orphan works are works where the copyright owner cannot be identified or located. As the...
Jun 11, 2015
The following article is by Devlin Hartline, Assistant Director at the Center for Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason University School of Law. It was originally posted on the CPIP blog and is reprinted here with permission.   Just how far does a court’s power to enjoin...
Jun 8, 2015
  Background This week, the Southern District of New York provided copyright owners an important victory in being able to enforce their copyrights when it clarified that a third-party Internet service used by an infringer was required to comply with a preliminary injunction. The decision in Arista...
Jun 5, 2015
By Mark Schultz and Devlin Hartline The following essay is the first in a series of CPIP essays celebrating the 225th anniversary of the Copyright Act by recognizing the rich purposes, benefits, and contributions of copyright. This series of essays will be published together in a forthcoming...
Jun 5, 2015
By Mark Schultz and Devlin Hartline The following was originally published at the Center for Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) and is reposted here with permission. Mark Schultz is Director of Academic Programs and Senior Scholar at CPIP and chair of the Copyright Alliance Academic...
Jun 1, 2015
The following guest post is by Michael J. Remington, a partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and a Copyright Alliance Legal Advisory Board member; the post represents his personal views. Mike has over 35 years of experience in intellectual property law, legal reform, government relations and...
May 18, 2015
On May 13, 2015, the House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet held a hearing on Stakeholder Perspectives on ICANN: The .Sucks Domain and Essential Steps to Guarantee Trust and Accountability in the Internet’s Operation. Among the witnesses was Steven J. Metalitz,...
May 14, 2015
We recently sat down with Luke C. Platzer, a partner at Jenner & Block LLP, one of our Legal Advisory Board members, and a 2003 Stanford Law School graduate. As a Partner at Jenner & Block, Luke Platzer is a litigator who focuses primarily on intellectual property and regulatory issues...
Apr 26, 2015
The current US Copyright Act, passed in 1976, was the result of over 20 years of study and legislative hearings. During a May 1965 hearing held by the House Judiciary Subcommittee with jurisdiction over copyright, Wisconsin representative Robert W. Kastenmeier pressed Deputy Register of Copyrights...
Apr 15, 2015
The following article is taken from a presentation on "User-Generated Content: Liability Concerns and Safe Harbors" given by Simon Frankel during PLI’s Social Media 2015: Addressing Corporate Risks Conference in San Francisco on February 10, 2015. It is reprinted here with permission. Frankel is a...

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