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The Evolving Music Ecosystem Conference: Day One Recap

The following post comes from Bradfield Biggers, a graduate of Boston College Law School and Founder & CEO of Timshel Inc., a music fintech company that provides data-driven cashflow solutions to musical artists in Los Angeles, California. This is the first of three posts (see day two recap and day three recap) summarizing our three-day … Continue reading “The Evolving Music Ecosystem Conference: Day One Recap”

Senate IP Subcommittee Hearing Addresses Section 1201 Reform

The following post comes from Liz Velander, a recent graduate of Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at CPIP. By Liz Velander Last week, the Senate Intellectual Property Subcommittee, led by its Chairman, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), held a hearing entitled “Are Reforms to Section 1201 Needed and Warranted?” The hearing explored Section 1201’s operation, … Continue reading “Senate IP Subcommittee Hearing Addresses Section 1201 Reform”

RBG’s Legacy Can Guide High Court In Oracle Copyright Case

This post first appeared on Law360. As America mourns the passing of one of its great civil rights icons and judicial pathmakers — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — stakeholders and other observers must not only contemplate what her absence means for the upcoming election but also next month’s start of oral arguments at the U.S. … Continue reading “RBG’s Legacy Can Guide High Court In Oracle Copyright Case”

Congratulations to Shira Perlmutter: 14th United States Register of Copyrights

On September 21, 2020, Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden announced that she has appointed Shira Perlmutter Register of Copyrights and Director of the United States Copyright Office. Ms. Perlmutter has a deep knowledge of copyright law and policy, as well as an appreciation for the nuance with which domestic and international copyright issues must … Continue reading “Congratulations to Shira Perlmutter: 14th United States Register of Copyrights”

Professor Ross E. Davies on the “Ebb and Flow in Safe Harbors”

CPIP has published a new policy brief by Professor Ross E. Davies entitled Ebb and Flow in Safe Harbors: Some Exemplary Experiences Under One Old Statute and One New. Prof. Davies teaches administrative law, civil procedure, comparative criminal law, contracts, employment discrimination, legal history, legal profession, and torts at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law … Continue reading “Professor Ross E. Davies on the “Ebb and Flow in Safe Harbors””

New Da Vinci Article on the Harmonization of Copyright and Communications Law

The Richmond Journal of Law and Technology (JOLT) has just published a new article by Professor Stuart N. Brotman, the inaugural Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The article, Intersecting Points in Parallel Lines: Toward Better Harmonization of … Continue reading “New Da Vinci Article on the Harmonization of Copyright and Communications Law”

Copyright Notebook: The Importance of Artists’ Agency

I am looking forward to hosting a keynote conversation with Grammy-winning composer, performer, songwriter, best-selling author, and essayist Rosanne Cash this week at CPIP’s The Evolving Music Ecosystem conference. One part of Rosanne Cash’s “music ecosystem” is the Artist Rights Alliance (ARA), where she serves as a member of the board. Preparing for that conversation, … Continue reading “Copyright Notebook: The Importance of Artists’ Agency”

CPIP Roundup – August 31, 2020

Greetings from CPIP Executive Director Sean O’Connor August has seen the beginning of a highly unusual school year, but I hope everyone is continuing to stay safe. And, since even a pandemic can’t keep the world from having a busy back-to-school month, I’ll keep this month’s note short. First, we’re gearing up for The Evolving … Continue reading “CPIP Roundup – August 31, 2020”

Mark Schultz: Weaker Patent Protection Leads to Less Venture Capital Investment

The following post comes from David Ward, a 2L at Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at CPIP. By David Ward Venture capitalists pouring money into a small startup has become a sort of new American Dream for many innovators. The success stories of big American companies starting with nothing more than an idea have … Continue reading “Mark Schultz: Weaker Patent Protection Leads to Less Venture Capital Investment”

Jonathan Barnett on the “License as Tax” Fallacy and the Real-World Benefits of Licensing

The following post comes from David Ward, a rising 2L at Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at CPIP. By David Ward “Casual metaphors can have dangerous consequences.” CPIP Senior Fellow for Innovation Policy Jonathan Barnett’s new paper, The ‘License as Tax’ Fallacy, seeks to undo what he considers to be a dangerous, casual metaphor, … Continue reading “Jonathan Barnett on the “License as Tax” Fallacy and the Real-World Benefits of Licensing”