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By John Tehranian, Founding partner, One LLP, and Paul W. Wildman Chair and Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School
[C]opyright law has become the weapon par excellence of the twenty-first century censor. Fueled by a desire to prevent one’s perceived foes from making certain types of speech, an individual has no better friend than copyright law.
Dylan Price, Associate, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
[M]usicians who object to the use of their music at political campaign events may have to look outside of … the Copyright Act [to prevent the use of their music]. … However, [other] claims are subject to certain defenses that may undercut their viability as a means for a musician to control the use of their music.
By Mark Webber, U.S. Managing Partner, Fieldfisher (Silicon Valley) LLP
[T]he Privacy Shield has the potential to be a great solution for U.S. businesses looking to import EU personal data … [but it] remains under fire from many quarters, meaning its future success remains far from certain.
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Gretchen McCord, J.D., M.S.I.S., Editor
All three articles in this issue remind us that both the law itself and its application are dynamic and ever-evolving by nature, in response to the ever-changing world in which the law functions.
Question: What happens to a copyright when the copyright owner dies?
Question: Who owns a copyright when the copyright owner was an entity that has merged, been acquired, or gone out of business?
Question: Should a library or school really pay the “institutional” price for a video when the “personal” version is so much less expensive?
Carla Hayden Is New Librarian of Congress (Overseeing the Copyright Office)
Public Knowledge Study Reams Copyright Office for “Systemic Bias”
Harvard Library Releases Extensive Report on Digitizing Orphan Works
Cox Communications Held Liable for Copyright Infringement by Users
EU Proposes Controversial Copyright Reform Package