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By Nazareth Pantaloni, III, J.D., M.S., Ph.D., Copyright Program Librarian
If those lines remain blurred, the results could be increased litigation and a reduced reliance on sources of creative inspiration, … historically … a part of the natural evolution of popular music.
Canada’s New Combating Counterfeit Products Act Introduces New Remedies, Border Measures for Works Protected by Copyright
By Lorraine M. Fleck, Partner, Canadian Lawyer and Trademark Agent
Canada’s Combating Counterfeit Products Act amends the Copyright Act, adding … criminal provisions … [and] a border measures system for the detention of goods believed to infringe copyright.
The 21st Century Federalist Papers:
Anonymous Online Speech, John Doe Lawsuits, and the First Amendment
By Margaret E. Krawiec, Partner, and Thomas Parnham, Associate
Although a modern-day Publius may believe that his or her online speech is truly anonymous, the Internet also creates unprecedented tools with which to unmask a speaker’s identity.
By Jim Jesse, Attorney
The growing use of sampling raises thorny legal questions that at times are vexing for courts, musicians, and the music industry.
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Gretchen McCord, J.D., M.S.I.S., Editor
Modern life creates challenges for a legal system slow to adapt.
Question: My institution/company hired someone specifically to create a website/music/printed matter for us. Do we own the copyright in those works?
Question: How do I determine whether a work is an orphan work?
U.S. Copyright Office Issues Report on Orphan Works and Mass Digitization