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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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Copyright Alliance Celebrated World IP Day/Week 2022


From April 25-29, the Copyright Alliance celebrated World IP Day (WIPD) by joining our members, partners, and countless creators and organizations aro…

Copyright Royalty Board Rejects Mechanical-Rate Freeze


The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) has officially voted not to extend the longstanding mechanical royalty rate of 9.1 cents for physical formats and do…

Supreme Court (Finally) Renders a Copyright Decision That’s Not for the Birds


  by Keith Kupferschmid   Court Decision in Unicolors v. H&M a Boon for Individual Creators as Court Closes Administrative Loophole U…

Suzanne Wilson Named General Counsel of U.S. Copyright Office


Copyright.gov, Issue No. 943 - January 5, 2022   Register of Copyrights Shira Perlmutter has announced the appointment of Suzanne “S…

Copyright Cases in 2021: A Year In Review


  2021 was a roller coaster of highs and lows in copyright litigation. A much-anticipated Supreme Court decision left many scratching their head…

Copyright Royalty Judges Make Adjustment in Sound Recording Statutory Royalty Rates


On December 1, the Copyright Royalty Judges announced a cost of living adjustment to the royalty rates payable by commercial and noncommercial noninte…

Copyright Royalty Board Reopens Comment Period for Proposed Rates and Terms for Certain Uses of Nondramatic Musical Works


On October 25, the Copyright Royalty Judges reopened the comment period for thirty (30) days regarding its proposed rule on the rates and terms applic…

Guide To Acronyms Used In The Copyright Universe


  by David Ward and Mike Arnold   Creators, lawyers, and industry executives alike all use acronyms—those sometimes-ambiguous combi…

YouTube Infringement Tools Are All Foam and No Beer for Small Creators (Part 1)


  by Keith Kupferschmid   Everything about YouTube is BIG. It is far and away from the most widely used video-sharing platform and, acc…

Copyright Office Announces Appointments of Copyright Claims Board Officers


Copyright Office Announces Appointments of Copyright Claims Board Officers NewsNet 906 July 20, 2021 Register of Copyrights Shira Perlmutter toda…

Kevin Amer Appointed Acting General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights


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

Supporting Mental Health Awareness Month: Resources for Creators


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


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


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


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?


  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


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


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?


  Read the recent article from the Copyright Alliance here.  

Shira Perlmutter Appointed U.S. Register Of Copyrights


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?


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


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


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


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


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…
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