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By William Cross, J.D., M.S.L.S., Director, Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center, NCSU Libraries
The growth in streaming content, usually subject to licenses, threatens the established balance in copyright law upon which libraries and their patrons rely.
By Thomas Huthwaite, Associate, Baldwins Intellectual Property
Inaction in the face of “red-flag” knowledge of copyright infringement may undermine reliance on the DMCA safe harbor.
By Rick G. Sanders, Partner, Aaron Sanders PLLC
Defining secondary liability for copyright infringement evolves with evolving technology.
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Gretchen McCord, J.D., M.S.I.S., Editor
Thomas Mann famously said, “Everything is politics.” But is copyright law truly a political issue?
CLASSICS Act, H.R. 3301, Reps. Issa and Nadler
PROMOTE Act, H.R. 1914, Rep. Issa
Fair Pay Fair Play Act, H.R. 1836, Rep. Nadler
You Own Devices Act (“YODA”), H.R. 905, Rep. Farenthold
OPEN Government Data Act, S. 760, Sen. Schatz; H.R. 1770, Rep. Kilmer
Preserving Data in Government Act, S. 960, Sen. Peters
Question: I collaborated with two other people in writing a book. Actually, two of us wrote the text, and the third illustrated the book. We do not have a written agreement, so who owns the copyright in the book?
Question: Who owns the copyright in oral history recordings?
Question: Can fictional characters be protected by copyright?
House Passes Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017
Courts Still Disagree on Copyright Registration Certificate as Prerequisite to Infringement Lawsuit
Copying and Distributing Georgia’s Official Statutory Law Infringes Copyright
DMCA Takedown Still Requires Consideration of Fair Use (in 9th Circuit)
Supremes: Ban on Sex Offender Use of Social Media Is Unconstitutional