In this issue:
- A Major Change in Patent Term Adjustment Calculus: How "A Valuable Tool in the Patent Prosecution Process" (RCEs) May Now Be Even More Valuable
- Finding a Home for Orphan Works: Copyright Office Seeks Public Comment for Report to Congress
- @Twitter Revises Copyright and DCMA Takedown Policy #Transparency
- Rosetta Stone and Google Settle Trademark Case Over Sponsored Ads
- Announcements And Reminders
An excerpt from "Finding a Home for Orphan Works: Copyright Office Seeks Public Comment for Report to Congress"
The United States Copyright Office recently issued a broad notice of inquiry in the Federal Register, seeking comments from the public “regarding the current state of play for orphan works.” An orphan work is an original work of authorship, such as a photograph, for which a copyright owner cannot be located. The issue of orphan works has been a top priority of the Copyright Office for several years, and the Copyright Office plans to advise Congress on legislation to address orphan works in the near future.
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