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This month’s article is written by Corey Field. Corey is the current President of the New York-based Copyright Society of the USA. He practices copyright and entertainment law in the Los Angeles office of Ballard Spahr LLP, where he represents clients nationwide in both litigation and transactional matters. He can be reached at fieldc@ballardspahr.com. Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author.

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Kevin Amer Appointed Acting General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights


07/02/2021

    | U.S. Copyright Office About News Opportunities Help Contact     Issue No. 901…

Supporting Mental Health Awareness Month: Resources for Creators


06/01/2021

A Copyright Alliance blog by Samantha Levin   May was Mental Health Awareness Month, and this national movement is exceptionally important as t…

Copyright Alliance Celebrates World IP Day/Week 2021


05/04/2021

From April 26-30, the Copyright Alliance celebrated World IP Day by joining our members, partners, and countless creators and organizations …

Does Your YouTube Video Violate Copyright? Now You Can Easily Check Before You Publish


04/03/2021

YouTube has officially debuted a “Checks” step in the upload process to automatically analyze videos for copyright violations and possible…

Copyright Terminations: What Music Rightsholders Need To Know


03/05/2021

Please enjoy a reposting of this article, reprinted from Synchtank, by attorney and LA Board member Erin M. Jacobson Esq., who will also be moderating…

Will the Biden-Harris Administration Bode Well for Copyright?


02/05/2021

  by Terrica Carrington With any change in administration come questions about the policy priorities for the next two, four, or even eight …

CASE Act Signed Into Law: What This Means


01/07/2021

by Terrica Carrington and Keith Kupferschmid   On December 27, creators across the country collectively celebrated as the CASE Act was signed i…

Senator Thom Tillis Seeks Suggestions for Reform of Digital Millenium Copyright Act


12/10/2020

North Carolina Republican Senator Thom Tillis, who has been a leader in the effort to reform the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, recently sent an ope…

Is It Considered Fair Use For A Political Campaign To Use Music Or Other Copyrighted Works?


11/05/2020

  Read the recent article from the Copyright Alliance here.  

Shira Perlmutter Appointed U.S. Register Of Copyrights


10/07/2020

UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE Chief Policy Officer and Dir. for International Affairs SHIRA PERLMUTTER has been appointed as the 14th U.S.…

Can My Co-Writer Copy from Our Joint Work?


09/02/2020

Stephen Carlisle August 19, 2020 This is a topic that does not get analyzed very often, and few Courts have taken up the subject. But the case of&nb…

Senate Hearing Explores the Intersection of Fair Use and the DMCA: Part I


08/02/2020

On July 28th, the Senate IP Subcommittee held a fourth hearing in its ongoing investigation into the viability of the Digital Millennium Copyrigh…

Copyright Office Requests Public Comments on MLC Best Practices


07/04/2020

In a public study directed by the Music Modernization Act (MMA), the US Copyright Office is soliciting public comments to recommend best practices tha…

The Eagles’ Don Henley Calls on Congress to Bolster Online Copyright Laws


06/07/2020

The Eagles’ Don Henley urged Congress to strengthen anti-piracy rules online while testifying virtually before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee T…

Senators Ask The U.S. Copyright, Patent Offices to Study Infringement by States


05/03/2020

In a pair of letters last month, Sens. Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) asked the U.S. Copyright Office and the U.S. Paten…

Katy Perry Wins Appeal in ‘Dark Horse’ Infringement Case Judge reverses previous $2.8 million decision in favor of Christian rap


04/05/2020

Katy Perry has won her appeal in the ongoing plagiarism dispute over her 2013 hit “Dark Horse.” In 2014, the pop star was sued by the C…

Charter Challenges Copyright Registrations of Music Recordings


03/08/2020

Facing a billion-dollar lawsuit, the internet service provider questions whether a big percentage of sound recordings have been improperly registered …

Copyright and Social Justice Event Highlights Importance of Equal Access to the Benefits of Copyright


02/11/2020

    Copyright and Social Justice Event Highlights Importance of Equal Access to the Benefits of Copyright by Ross Broudy January 28,…

Maria Strong Named Acting U.S. Copyright Register Amid Search for Permanent Chief


01/04/2020

The U.S. Copyright Office has appointed Associate Register of Copyrights Maria Strong as the new acting register of copyrights effective Jan…

Copyright Alliance Applauds Congressional Letter to ALI on Copyright Restatement Project


12/04/2019

Washington, D.C. – In response to the December 3 letter sent to American Law Institute (ALI) Director Richard Revesz by Senator Thom Tillis…

USCO Launches Learning Engine Video Series


11/03/2019

The U.S. Copyright Office has just launched a new video series on its YouTube channel and on its website, titled Learning Engine. This …

Copyright Alliance Applauds House Judiciary Committee on Passage of the CASE Act


09/11/2019

  Washington, DC – Today, Copyright Alliance CEO Keith Kupferschmid issued the following statement in response to the Manager’s…

Why is No One Talking About this Provision of the CASE Act? Because It Benefits Users of Copyrighted Works


09/09/2019

Why is No One Talking About this Provision of the CASE Act? It’s Because It Benefits Users of Copyrighted Works  by Keith Kupferschmid, CE…

Senate Judiciary IP Subcommittee Holds USCO Oversight Hearing


08/17/2019

On July 30, the Senate Judiciary Committee's IP Subcommittee held a hearing titled Oversight of the U.S. Copyright Office. Register of Copyrights…

House Judiciary Hearing on Copyright Office Reviews Music Modernization Act, Black Box Royalty Concerns


06/30/2019

With many indie songwriters concerned about how the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) created by the Music Modernization Act (MMA) will handle the…
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