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Copyright Law

It’s All About the Mouse: Protecting Disney Has Thwarted Public Works

When I first started practicing law in 1986, copyright in a piece was easy to determine. It lasted 28 years from date of publication and then could be renewed for another 28 years. That gave the author a good 56 years of exclusive ownership to profit from: then the work became the world’s – public […]

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Copyright Law Intellectual Property Litigation

GOP’s Call For Copyright Reform Gets Quickly Retracted

So this morning I read an interesting article on copyright reform that talked about how a GOP staffer had issued a policy memo calling for several copyright reforms including shortening the length of time of protection only to have it quickly pulled when the GOP realized the reforms would be bad for the multinational corporations […]