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 summarizing our three-day Evolving Music Ecosystem conference that was held online … 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’s Sandra Aistars Joins Artomatic Panel on Copyright Protection for Visual Artists

The following post comes from Liz Velander, a recent graduate of Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at CPIP. By Liz Velander As part of its ongoing series about the copyright licensing process, Artomatic hosted a virtual panel for visual artists last week to discuss how to protect their creative works. The panel focused on … Continue reading “CPIP’s Sandra Aistars Joins Artomatic Panel on Copyright Protection for Visual Artists”

Senate IP Subcommittee Hearing Addresses Intersection of DMCA and Fair Use

The following post comes from Yumi Oda, an LLM Candidate at Scalia Law and a Research Assistant at CPIP. By Yumi Oda As part of its year-long review of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the Senate Subcommittee on Intellectual Property tackled yet another contentious issue in our copyright system—fair use. A virtual online hearing, … Continue reading “Senate IP Subcommittee Hearing Addresses Intersection of DMCA and Fair Use”

Copyright Office Questions Legality of Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library

On March 24, the Internet Archive (Archive) unveiled what it called the “National Emergency Library” (NEL) in order to “address our unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research materials.” The announcement specified that Archive would suspend the waitlist for 1.4 million books in its unlicensed “lending library” until at least June … Continue reading “Copyright Office Questions Legality of Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library”