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”

IP Scholars Explain Why We Shouldn’t Use SurveyMonkey to Select Our Next Register of Copyrights

In a letter submitted to House Judiciary Committee today, nine IP scholars (organized by CPIP’s Sandra Aistars) express their support for the Committee’s proposal to modernize the Copyright Office. The letter identifies three major challenges facing the Copyright Office, including “(1) insufficient funds, staff, and infrastructure to efficiently perform its core functions; (2) operational impediments … Continue reading “IP Scholars Explain Why We Shouldn’t Use SurveyMonkey to Select Our Next Register of Copyrights”

A New Librarian of Congress and a New Copyright Office

By Sandra Aistars With the Senate considering the confirmation of Dr. Carla Hayden as the next Librarian of Congress, I have joined thirteen other intellectual property law professors in an Open Letter suggesting that her confirmation should serve as an important reminder that the U.S. Copyright Office, a department within the Library of Congress, needs … Continue reading “A New Librarian of Congress and a New Copyright Office”