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Copyright Royalty Board Final Decision on Rates for Business Establishment Services
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2019

In one of those year-end decisions that got lost in the holiday rush, in late November, the Copyright Royalty Board issued its final ruling on the

Preview: Supreme Court 20182019 Intellectual Property Docket
  • Brooks Kushman PC
  • USA
  • December 4 2018

Although the U.S. Supreme Court historically has heard relatively few intellectual property cases, it has shown a heightened interest in recent years

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