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Copyright Board harmonization good policy

The Hill Times published my Op-ed “Copyright Board harmonization good policy” earlier today. The unedited version with endnote references is below. Everyone agrees that the Copyright Board needs fixing. A Senate Committee recommended a full review in 2016. The Government acted on … Continue reading

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Copyright Law on Embedded Images Gets Blurrier – Goldman v. Breitbart

A few months ago, a federal district court in New York held that several publishers violated a photographer’s copyright when they embedded a photograph from one of the photographer’s Twitter posts. Goldman v. Breitbart News Network, No. 17-CV-3144 (KBF) (S.D.N.Y. Feb. … Continue reading

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U.S. Copyright Office proposes new fee schedule

If your business discovered that its revenue covered only 60% of its costs, it would be time for a re-examination of operations. According to the U.S. Copyright Office’s notice in the May 24, 2018 Federal Register (83 Fed. Reg. 24054), … Continue reading

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Paparazzi & copyright: where are we and where should we be?

The world-famous fashion house Balanciaga surprised the industry with a publicity campaign that imitates paparazzi photography to showcase their 2018 Spring/Summer collection entitled ‘Balanciaga SS18’ (hereand here) and (here). The fashion house is reported to have collaborated for the shoot … Continue reading

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Does Copyright Have a Framing Problem?

Margot E. Kaminski & Guy A. Rub, Copyright’s Framing Problem, 64 UCLA L. Rev. 1102 (2017). Michael W. Carroll Numerous provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976 (“1976 Act”) use the term “work” as a key referent for determining copyrightability, … Continue reading

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