Register Of Copyrights Expected To Call For Reduction In Copyright Term

For a long time now, the idea of an overhaul of copyright law in the US has mostly been seen as a pipedream. However, it appears that the Register of Copyright, Maria Pallante, may actually be angling for a major bit of copyright reform. Coming up next Wednesday, she’s going to be testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on her supposed “Call for Updates to U.S. Copyright Law.” Apparently, on March 4th, she...

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Copyright Guru Changes Mind: Affects the Future of Cases

The most important decision in the war to preserve copyright did not happen in a court room, a dorm room, or a protest. It happened quietly in the mind of an avatar of one the most referenced copyright scholars in history. Last week, carrying the touch of his father, the son of noted copyright scholar Melville Nimmer, whose popular copyright treatise Nimmer on Copyright, is used as the building block by lawyers of most every copyright...

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