SUMMARY: The Copyright Alliance, along with CreativeFuture and the Independent Film and Television Alliance, filed comments with the FTC explaining that the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, which went into effect last year, has hindered the creative communities’ ability to combat piracy. The sweeping measure restricts the availability of domain name data from a database overseen by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, information that is critical to enforcement of online infringement.
SUMMARY: The Copyright Alliance is generally supportive of the Copyright Office's proposed rule regarding an exception for noncommercial use of pre-1972 sound recordings that are not being commercially exploited. We offer a number of suggestions and recommendations for improving the rule.
SUMMARY: The Copyright Alliance filed comments with the U.S. Copyright Office regarding its proposal to create a group registration option for short online literary works. Our comments largely supported the proposal, but questioned limitations allowing only for “published” and “online” works, and suggested other changes to the eligibility requirements to allow more works to be registered using this group registration option.
SUMMARY: The Copyright Alliance filed comments with the U.S. Copyright Office regarding technological, legal, and policy related changes to the registration system aimed at improving Office efficiency and user experience.
SUMMARY: The Copyright Alliance expanded on previous comments and panel testimony given to the FTC as part of its series of hearings on competition and consumer protection in the 21st century. The comments focused on the role of intellectual property in promoting innovation and discussed the economic contributions of the copyright industries, evolving business practices and new technologies, and the continual challenges of piracy.
SUMMARY: The Copyright Alliance filed comments with the U.S. Copyright Office regarding regulations for the noncommercial use of pre-1972 sound recordings that are no longer being exploited commercially, a new exception created by the Music Modernization Act.
U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator
SUMMARY: The Copyright Alliance filed comments with the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) regarding the development of its 2019-2021 Joint Strategic Plan. Our comments focused on encouraging engagement with individual creators and small businesses, emerging piracy threats, and the American Law Institute Copyright Restatement Project.
SUMMARY: The Copyright Alliance filed comments with the U.S. Copyright Office highlighting the importance of the registration process and ensuring that fees do not create a barrier that discourages creators from registration, while suggesting avenues the Office might consider to cut its costs and add value to the registration process.