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Music Licensing Databases? The Transparency in Music Licensing Ownership Act and ASCAPBMI
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2017

On July 20, US Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) introduced the Transparency in Music Licensing Ownership Act. The legislation would create a

Summer 2017 Federal Copyright and Trade Secret Legislation Update
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2017

Since the Summer 2016 update, the 114th session of Congress has ended and a new Congress has begun its term. Within its first six months, members of

Eleventh Circuit: Obtain a Copyright Registration before Initiating Litigation
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2017

According to U.S. Copyright Law, an original work of authorship receives copyright protection from the time the work is created in a fixed form

Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, LLC
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • May 26 2017

Eleventh Circuit dismisses news organization’s copyright infringement claim for failure to satisfy statutory precondition of registering copyrights

Application or Registration? Eleventh Circuit Widens Circuit Split
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2017

The Eleventh Circuit has widened the circuit split on whether a copyright application or completed registration is required before filing a copyright

Update: Bill to Make Register of Copyrights a Presidential Appointee Approved by House of Representatives
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2017

We wrote here about the Congressional proposal to make the Register of Copyrights a Presidential appointee subject to Congressional approval, rather

Bill Proposes to Make the Register of Copyrights a Presidential Appointee
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2017

The Copyright Office is now a part of the Library of Congress, with the Register of Copyrights (the head of the Copyright Office) appointed by the

February Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters - EEO Reports and Comments on Ownership, EEO and Copyright Issues
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2017

While there is a new administration in charge at the FCC, there are still those regular regulatory dates that broadcasters must face, as well as

Public Comments Requested on Qualifications for Copyright Office Chief
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 27 2016

There is now a vacancy in the top position at the Copyright Office, the Register of Copyrights, and the Librarian of Congress, who appoints the

Library of Congress Seeks Input on Register of Copyrights Qualifications
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2016

In October 2016, the new Librarian of Congress dismissed the then-current Register of Copyrights and named an interim Register. On Friday, the Library