Oracle v. Google: Expansive Fair Use Harms Creators

The following post comes from Rebecca Cusey, a third-year law student at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, and a movie critic at The Federalist. By Rebecca Cusey The fair use doctrine has expanded far beyond its purpose, according to an amicus brief filed this past Friday on behalf of 13 law professors in … Continue reading “Oracle v. Google: Expansive Fair Use Harms Creators”

SONA and Songwriters Fight DOJ’s Misguided 100% Licensing Rule

Things are heating up in the lawsuit filed by Songwriters of North America and three of its members (SONA) challenging the new gloss of the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the 75-year-old consent decrees that govern the licensing practices of ASCAP and BMI, the two largest performance rights organizations (PROs). SONA sued the DOJ on … Continue reading “SONA and Songwriters Fight DOJ’s Misguided 100% Licensing Rule”

WALA and Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic Hosting Copyright Clinic and Panel

Scalia Law’s Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic and Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA) are hosting a Copyright Clinic and Panel on the evening of Tuesday, November 1st, 2016, at the law school. The event, which is free and open to the public, will give local artists, authors, and photographers the opportunity to join … Continue reading “WALA and Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic Hosting Copyright Clinic and Panel”

Scalia Law Alums Help Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic Draft Influential Amicus Brief

Last spring, the Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic at Scalia Law School filed an amicus brief on behalf of intellectual property law scholars in the Fox News v. TVEyes copyright infringement case. Assisting the students on the project was practicing IP attorney and Scalia Law alum Jennifer Atkins, who volunteered her time—and the time of … Continue reading “Scalia Law Alums Help Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic Draft Influential Amicus Brief”

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”

March 18th Conference: A Copyright Office for the 21st Century

CPIP Senior Scholar and Director of Copyright Research & Policy Sandra Aistars will be speaking at a conference on Friday, March 18th, at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C. The conference is entitled “A Copyright Office for the 21st Century.” Experts from industry, academia, and government will come together to discuss various options … Continue reading “March 18th Conference: A Copyright Office for the 21st Century”

Principles and Priorities to Guide Congress’s Ongoing Copyright Review

Last week, CPIP published a new white paper, Copyright Principles and Priorities to Foster a Creative Digital Marketplace, by Sandra Aistars, Mark Schultz, and myself, which draws from the testimonies and scholarly writings of CPIP Senior Scholars in order to guide Congress as it continues its comprehensive review of the Copyright Act. The white paper … Continue reading “Principles and Priorities to Guide Congress’s Ongoing Copyright Review”