UIC John Marshall Law School Hosts Intersections in IP: Trends, Policies and Strategies

Hosted by the UIC John Marshall Law School’s Center for IP, Information and Privacy Law, this event is a one-day program “that brings together seasoned experts to share their insights on key intersections—data privacy and antitrust, health and social justice, functionality and infringement in copyright, trademark, and design law, as well as legal issues arising […]

Deadline to Submit Applications to Participate in USCO IT Modernization Committee

On February 3, the Library of Congress published a notice “convening a public committee to enhance communication and provide a public forum for the technology-related aspects of the U.S. Copyright Office’s modernization initiative.” The Library will accept applications from “qualified members of the public” until March 15, and the first meeting of the committee will take place early this summer.

Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts Hosts Manges Lecture

The Dean of the Faculty of Law and the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts is hosting the Thirty-Third Annual Horace S. Manges Lecture, titled Beyond Whack-a-Mole: Content Protection in the Age of Platform Accountability, which will be delivered by Global General Counsel of the Motion Picture Association and former Register of Copyrights Karyn […]

Copyright Society Hosts Royalty Rights for Comedy and the Spoken Word

The Copyright Society is hosting a panel event to highlight the importance of including comedy and the spoken word in royalty discussions, including exploring existing rights and efforts to collect royalties for creators. Additional information and registration are available here.

USCO Hosts Roundtables for Unclaimed Royalties

The U.S. Copyright Office announced that it will hold public roundtables on March 25 as part of its study to evaluate best practices that the newly established mechanical licensing collective may implement to identify and locate copyright owners of musical works and unclaimed accrued royalties held by the collective, encourage copyright owners to claim their royalties, and […]

USCO Final Rule on Group Registration for Works on an Album of Music Takes Effect

The U.S. Copyright Office issued a final rule “establishing a new group registration option, known as ‘Group Registration for Works on an Album of Music (GRAM)” to allow applicants “to register either a group of up to twenty musical works or a group of up to twenty sound recordings and associated literary, pictorial, or graphic works contained […]

USCO Final Rule on Recordation of Notices of Termination Takes Effect

The U.S. Copyright Office released a final rule regarding the recordation of notices of termination to improve efficiency in processing. In its rule, the Office addresses updates to timeliness, harmless errors, manner of service, identification of a work, and date of recordation. The rule will go into effect on March 29.

USCO Supplemental Interim Rule on MMA Notices of License, Notices of Nonblanket Activity, Data Collection and Delivery Efforts, and Reports of Usage and Payment Takes Effect

On March 5, the U.S. Copyright Office issued a supplemental interim rule amending its regulations governing certain reporting requirements of digital music providers and significant nonblanket licenses pursuant to the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (MMA). The amendment, which will take effect on April 5, adjusts provisions concerning the reporting of information about permanent download […]

USCO to Hold Public Hearings in Triennial Rulemaking Proceeding Under Section 1201 of Title 17

The U.S. Copyright Office issued a Federal Register notice announcing “that it will hold public hearings in the triennial rulemaking proceeding under section 1201 of Title 17” from April 5-8 and April 19-22 via Zoom. “Section 1201 provides legal protections against the circumvention of technological measures used by copyright owners to prevent unauthorized access to or use […]

USCO to Hold Public Hearings in Triennial Rulemaking Proceeding Under Section 1201 of Title 17

The U.S. Copyright Office issued a Federal Register notice announcing “that it will hold public hearings in the triennial rulemaking proceeding under section 1201 of Title 17” from April 5-8 and April 19-22 via Zoom. “Section 1201 provides legal protections against the circumvention of technological measures used by copyright owners to prevent unauthorized access to or use […]

Copyright Community Celebrates World IP Day 2021

World IP Day is held each year on April 26 as a means of fostering an understanding of intellectual property and its importance to supporting jobs, innovation and creative works. This year’s World IP Day (WIPD) theme is SMEs & IP: Taking Your Ideas to Market. The Copyright Alliance will be holding its own World IP Day events, […]