The Copyright Alliance Blog

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Jun 24, 2016
Weekly copyright related summary of issues, congressional developments, judicial updates, administration updates, international updates and industry updates, provided courtesy of American Continental Group (ACG).  
Jun 22, 2016
The Copyright Alliance argues that TVEyes’ creation of a comprehensive database of copyrighted television and radio programs constitutes volitional conduct giving rise to direct liability, TVEyes can’t rely on its subscribers’ activities to support a fair use defense, and its dissemination of...
Jun 17, 2016
Weekly copyright related summary of issues, congressional developments, judicial updates, administration updates, international updates and industry updates, provided courtesy of American Continental Group (ACG).  
Jun 17, 2016
Like all things legal, copyright registration is boring and costs $$ (standard electronic application costs $55). Which is why it tends to sit at the bottom of that neverending “to-do” list that all of us creators make but never get through.   DIY Reality: So much to do, so little time/...
Jun 17, 2016
We asked creators to submit questions about the copyright registration process. Rob Kasunic, Director of Registration Policy and Practices at the United States Copyright Office, answered the questions and we are starting a series of Q&As providing clarity about the process.   Copyright Office...
Jun 16, 2016
June 16, 2016 — Washington DC — Following the Supreme Court’s decision in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Copyright Alliance CEO Keith Kupferschmid issued the following statement today: "The Copyright Alliance welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons. The...
Jun 10, 2016
Weekly copyright related summary of issues, congressional developments, judicial updates, administration updates, international updates and industry updates, provided courtesy of American Continental Group (ACG).  
Jun 6, 2016
This blog post originally appeared on Medium.  If you’re in need of a laugh, check out comedian Peter Oldring’s hilarious parody on Kevin Spacey’s online MasterClass. Oldring promises to teach students all 256 types of acting for only $90. After all, “most of the best actors of our generation...
Jun 3, 2016
Weekly copyright related summary of issues, congressional developments, judicial updates, administration updates, international updates and industry updates, provided courtesy of American Continental Group (ACG).  
Jun 2, 2016
  In the 1980s, there was a hugely popular computer game (and later PBS TV series) called Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, which helped kids hone their geography skills by chasing Carmen's villains around the world to find them and ultimately to find Carmen herself. The game starts with the...

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