EU’s Attempt to Address the Thorny Orphan Works Problem

The Orphan Works Directive 2012/28/EU was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 27 October … Continue Reading

Online Copyright Infringement: Search for Solutions Continues

After the failures of Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), the Obama administration’s Internet … Continue Reading

Google Books Litigation Update

The advent of mass digitization via Google Books has ignited a series of copyright-related actions filed by book … Continue Reading

The Copyright Alert System After Its Roll-Out: First (Non)Reactions

The Copyright Alert System (CAS) was rolled out in late February 2013. CAS constitutes the United States realization … Continue Reading

Network Copyright Wars: "The Hopper," Ad-Skipping DVR, In and Out of Court

The embittered battle between Dish Network and American Broadcasting Companies has given a public face to the struggle … Continue Reading

The Purpose of Copyright? Examining the Retracted Republican Study Committee Brief

Last Fall, Derek Khanna, then an intern at the Republican Study Committee (RSC) released a policy brief concerning … Continue Reading

Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley and Sons: Jet Lag and the First Sale Doctrine

The Supreme Court recently handed down its decision in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, a copyright exhaustion … Continue Reading

Can the FCC Comply With the President’s Call for Legalization of Cell Phone Unlocking?

On March 4, 2013, the White House officially responded to an online petition calling for the legalization of … Continue Reading

Statutory Damage Awards in High Profile Song-Sharing Cases

The individual defendants in two high profile peer to peer song sharing cases, Capitol v. Thomas-Rasset and Sony v. … Continue Reading

John Wiley and Sons v. Kirtsaeng: Textbooks, Copyright, and Universal Exhaustion

On the eve of the arrival of Superstorm Sandy, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral … Continue Reading