The U.S. Copyright Office has proposed legislation that would enable copyright owners to enforce their rights in a streamlined alternative to federal court litigation designed for smaller-value claims.
Earlier this month, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s decision invalidating a copyright registration, in spite of its agreement with the lower court’s factual finding that the copyright registrant...more
Enforcing copyrights in the Federal Courts can be both expensive and complicated, so much so that many feel copyright law Is virtually unenforceable except by large corporations. Filing a copyright claim for anything under...more
1. What is a copyright?
Copyright protection exists in any original “expression” of an idea that is fixed in any physical medium, such as paper, digital media, or film. Copyrights cover such diverse things as art,...more
The U.S. Copyright Office has issued a Statement of Policy for Registration of Compilations restricting the definition of a compilation in the U.S. Copyright Law. ...more
The U.S. Copyright Office recently issued a policy statement clarifying its approach to examining registrations of compilations, including claims for the selection and arrangement of independently uncopyrightable subject...more