And if it did, really at this point…? As reported on TorrentFreak yesterday, the District Court for the Southern District of New York handed down three nearly identical rulings in copyright infringement complaints against three pirate streaming entities. Finding for the plaintiffs, who comprised several Israeli film and entertainment companies, there was nothing remarkable about the outcome of the decisions ...

The theme of World IP Day this year is IP and Youth: Innovating for the Future. And one young IP expert trying to shape a better future for the next generation of creators is Terrica Carrington, VP of Legal Policy and Copyright Counsel at Copyright Alliance. With a passion for social justice, Terrica focuses a great deal of her energy ...

This is a response to “Paradise Rejected: A Conversation about AI and Authorship with Dr. Ryan Abbott” hosted by Professor Sandra Aistars at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason University School of Law. It was first published on the CPIP blog in conjunction with Professor Aistars’s post.  On February 14, the U.S. Copyright Office ...

On March 18th, Senators Tillis and Leahy of the IP Subcommittee introduced the SMART Copyright Act. The major functions of the bill, as codified in a proposed new Section 514, would empower the Librarian of Congress to approve designated technical measures (DTM) for identifying infringing material via a triennial rulemaking process. For a detailed description of the proposed rules and ...

Once again, the question arises whether there is any hope of addressing mass online copyright infringement on otherwise legal platforms?  It’s an exhausting problem, more than two decades old, and it isn’t getting better. A recent article by Annie Levin for Observer describes a new campaign by Music Workers Alliance (MWA), in which she sums up the heart of the ...

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