USPTO National Summer Teacher Institute (NSTI)

USPTO Headquarters, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA and online

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host the National Summer Teacher Institute (NSTI), “a multi-day professional development training opportunity designed to support elementary, middle, and high school teachers as they increase their knowledge of concepts of making, inventing, and intellectual property (IP) creation and protection.” The NSTI program is designed to help teachers […]

USCO Monthly Recordation System Webinar

Webinar

The U.S. Copyright Office will hold a webinar to keep the public updated on the Office’s optimized Recordation System. Separate from the Office’s registration application, the new recordation module allows users to electronically transfer their copyrights to someone else. The webinars will “cover announcements about the module, important reminders, frequently asked questions, and a live Q&A session.” […]

VLANY Webinar on Legal Essentials for Street Photography in NYC

This event, hosted by New York Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLANY), will provide an overview of how federal and New York state law treats street photography, how the law distinguishes different types of street photography depending on where the image is taken, what to do if approached by law enforcement while photographing, and the […]

Deadline for Currently Designated MLC and DLC to Submit Reply Comments to USCO on Whether to Continue Existing Designations

Deadline

On January 30, the U.S. Copyright Office published a notification of inquiry required by the Music Modernization Act regarding whether the existing designations of the mechanical licensing collective (MLC) and digital licensee coordinator (DLC) should be continued. This is the first of the review processes that the Copyright Office is statutorily required to conduct every five years. […]

ABA Annual Meeting-IPL Section Events

Chicago, IL

The American Bar Association’s IP Law Section (ABA-IPL) is hosting its annual meeting in conjunction with the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. The IPL Section’s events include numerous panels, a board meeting, and a leadership dinner. To attend the IPL Section’s events, attendees must register for the ABA Annual Meeting. For additional information and […]

USCO Webinar on How to Level Up Your Copyright Public Records Search

Webinar

The U.S. Copyright Office is hosting a public webinar titled How to Level Up Your Copyright Public Records Search. During the one-hour session, the Copyright Office will share ways to search copyright public records using the Office’s Copyright Public Records System (CPRS) pilot, which is “an easy to-navigate, highly searchable database.” The webinar will also include a live […]

NAIAC Panel on AI and American Workers

Webinar

On July 16, a Federal Register Notice announced that the National AI Advisory Committee (NAIAC) will hold a webinar panel titled AI and Just Transitions for American Workers, which will be open to the public. The goal of the panel is to “explore how the nation can take fresh and innovative worker-first approaches to help people enjoy lifelong career […]

Photographers’ Rights: Navigating Copyright Realities

In today's fast-paced world, capturing stunning images is just a small part of a photographer’s creative process and business. When photographers aren't behind the lens, they have many important copyright considerations to juggle surrounding their works. To mark World Photography Day in August, we are holding a FREE webinar titled Photographers’ Rights: Navigating Copyright Realities on Thursday, August […]

White House Creator Economy Conference

White House Campus, Washington, DC

On June 28, the White House Office of Digital Strategy announced that it will hold the first-ever White House Creator Economy Conference (WHCEC) on August 14. According to the event press release, the conference will “convene a group of digital creators and industry professionals to discuss the most pressing issues within the creator economy today — including […]

California Lawyers for the Arts Entertainment Legal Clinic

California Lawyers for the Arts will host an Entertainment Legal Clinic to assist creators—including actors, filmmakers, content creators, photographers, and more—with the various copyright and IP laws that apply to the world of entertainment and creativity. During the clinic, participants will have a 30 minute one-on-one consultation with an attorney via phone. Registration is $20.00. […]

CCC Webinar on Updating Your Company’s Copyright Policy for the AI Era

Webinar

The Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is hosting a brief webinar on Updating Your Company’s Copyright Policy for the AI Era. Whether your business has a long-standing copyright compliance policy or you’re looking to create one, this 30-minute session will provide the foundation needed to uphold copyright best practices. Webinar attendees will learn guidelines for drafting and […]

CCC Webinar on Copyright at Work

Webinar

The Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is hosting a webinar titled Copyright at Work to help attendees understand the basics of copyright law, including what is and what isn’t copyright protected, how fair use works, when copyright permission is needed for both electronic and paper copies, how to obtain copyright permission, and more. For additional information and to […]