The Unrealized Promise of the Next Great Copyright Act
U.S. Copyright Policy for the 21st Century
The Unrealized Promise of the Next Great Copyright Act provides a unique perspective on one of the most active periods of copyright policy discourse in the United States since the enactment of the Copyright Act of 1976. Using the then-Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante’s landmark speech of 2013 The Next Great Copyright Act as a catalyst, Christopher S. Reed documents and assesses the major issues confronting the U.S. copyright system today.
The book offers an inside view of the Copyright Office’s attempts at reform as part of a comprehensive account of the complex dynamics between key stakeholder communities, government and legislation. Chapters also explore relevant areas of copyright such as orphan works and mass digitization, online copyright enforcement, visual arts and music licensing, and demonstrate that despite previous difficulties the time is now ripe for an update to U.S. copyright law.
– Keith Kupferschmid
– Elizabeth Townsend Gard
Tulane Law School
Author | Lawyer | Speaker
Chris Reed is a Los Angeles-based legal executive in the entertainment industry where he focuses on copyright matters, including enforcement, antipiracy, and copyright policy, as well as antitrust, First Amendment, and general commercial litigation. The author of two books and dozens of articles, and a frequent speaker, guest lecturer, and instructor, Chris is a recognized expert on business and legal issues confronting the modern media industry.
Before moving to Los Angeles, Chris served as the senior advisor for policy and special projects to the Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office. Prior to his time at the Copyright Office, Chris worked as a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
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