Copyright Review Hearings

Below is the full list of copyright review hearings that took place before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, between March 20, 2013 and April 25, 2015. Witness titles and affiliations are listed as they appear in the hearing records. You can download a PDF copy of the full record for each hearing by clicking the link under each hearing title.

The Register’s Call for Updates to U.S. Copyright Law

March 20, 2013

Maria A. Pallante, Register of Copyrights & Director, U.S. Copyright Office

A Case Study for Consensus Building: the Copyright Principles Project

May 16, 2013

Jon Baumgarten, Former General Counsel, U.S. Copyright Office
Laura Gasaway, Professor, UNC School of Law
Daniel J. Gervais, Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Law
Pamela Samuelson, Professor UC Berkeley School of Law
Jule Sigall, Assistant General Counsel for Copyright, Microsoft Corporation

Innovation in America: The Role of Copyrights

July 25, 2013

Sandra Aistars, Executive Director, Copyright Alliance
Eugene Mopsik, Executive Director, American Society of Media Photographers
Tor Hansen, Co-Founder, Yep Roc Records / Red Eye Distribution
John Lapham, General Counsel, Getty Images
William Sherak, President, Stereo D

Innovation in America: The Role of Technology

August 1, 2013

Danae Ringelmann, Founder & Chief Customer Officer, Indiegogo
Jim Fruchterman, President and CEO, Benetech
Nathan Seidle, CEO, SparkFun Electronics, Inc.
Rakesh Agrawal, Founder & CEO, SnapStream Media
Van Lindberg, VP, Intellectual Property, Rackspace

Satellite Television Laws in Title 17

September 10, 2013

James Campbell, VP for Regulatory Affairs, CenturyLink, Inc.
R. Stanton Dodge, EVP, General Counsel & Secretary, DISH Network, LLC
Paul Donato, EVP & Chief Research Officer, The Nielsen Company
Robert Garrett, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP on behalf of Major League Baseball
Earle MacKenzie, EVP & Chief Operation Officer, Shentel Cable on behalf of American Cable Association
Preston Padden, Former President, ABC Television Network & Former EVP, The Walt Disney Company (on his own behalf)
Gerard J. Waldron, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP on behalf of National Association of Broadcasters

Role of Voluntary Agreements in the U.S. Intellectual Property System

September 18, 2013

Jill Lesser, Executive Director, Center for Copyright Information
Cary Sherman, Chairman & CEO, RIAA
Randall Rothenberg, President & CEO, Interactive Advertising Bureau
Gabriel Levitt, VP,
Robert C. Barchiesi, President, IACC

The Rise of Innovative Business Models: Content Delivery Methods in the Digital Age

November 19, 2013

Paul Misener, VP, Global Public Policy,
John S. McCoskey, EVP & Chief Technology Officer, MPAA
Sebastian Holst, EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, PreEmptive Solutions
David Sohn, General Counsel & Director of CDT’s Project on Copyright & Technology, Center for Democracy & Technology

The Scope of Copyright Protection

January 14, 2014

David Nimmer, Of Counsel, Irell & Manella LLP
Prof. Glynn S. Lunney Jr., McGlinchey Stafford Professor of Law on behalf of Tulane School of Law
Mark F. Schultz, Assoc. Professor of Law & Director of Faculty Development, Southern Illinois University School of Law
James Love, Director, Knowledge Ecology International
Patricia Griffin, VP & General Counsel, American National Standards Institute
Carl Malamud, President, Public.Resource.Org

The Scope of Fair Use

January 28, 2014

Prof. Peter Jaszi, Faculty Director of Glushko-Samuelson IP Clinic American University Washington College of Law
Prof. June Besek, Executive Director of Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts, Columbia Law School
Naomi Novik, Author & Co-Founder, Organization for Transformative Works
David Lowery, Singer/Songwriter & Lecturer, Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia
Kurt Wimmer, General Counsel, Newspaper Association of America

Section 512 of Title 17

March 13, 2014

Gregory Lukow, Chief, Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conversation, The Library of Congress
Richard Rudick, Co-Chair, Section 108 Study Group
James Neal, VP for Information Services & University Librarian, Columbia University
Jan Constantine, General Counsel, The Authors Guild
Michael C. Donaldson, Partner, Donaldson + Callif LLP
Jeffrey Sedlik, President & Chief Executive Officer, PLUS Coalition

Preservation and Reuse of Copyrighted Works

April 2, 2014

Sean O’Connor, Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law
Annemarie Bridy, Professor of Law, University of Idaho College of Law
Katherine Oyama, Senior Copyright Policy Counsel, Google Inc.
Paul Doda, Global Litigation Counsel, Elsevier Inc.
Maria Schneider, GRAMMY Award Winning Composer & Member of the Recording Academy’s New York Chapter Board
Paul Sieminski, General Counsel, Automattic Inc.

Compulsory Video Licenses of Title 17

May 8, 2014

William J. Roberts Jr., Acting Associate Register of Copyrights; Former Judge of the Copyright Royalty Board, U.S. Copyright Office
R. Stanton Dodge, EVP & General Counsel, DISH Network
Marci K. Burdick, SVP of Broadcasting, Schurz Communications on behalf of National Association of Broadcasters
Matthew M. Polka, President & CEO, American Cable Association

First Sale under Title 17

June 2, 2014

Stephen M. Smith, President & Chief Executive Officer, John Wiley & Sons Inc.
John Ossenmacher, Chief Executive Officer, ReDigi
Ed Shems, edfredned illustration & graphic design
Jonathan Band, Owner’s Rights Initiative
Matthew B. Glotzer
Greg Cram, Associate Director of Copyright & Information Policy, The New York Public Library
Sherwin Siy, VP, Legal Affairs, Public Knowledge
Prof. John Villasenor, Prof. of Electrical Engineering & Public Policy, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Emery Simon, Counselor, BSA – The Software Alliance

Music Licensing Under Title 17 (Part I)

June 10, 2014

Lee Thomas Miller, Songwriter & President, Nashville Songwriters Association International
Neil Portnow, President & CEO, The Recording Academy
David Israelite, President & CEO, National Music Publishers Association
Lee Knife, Executive Director, Digital Media Association
Michael O’Neill, CEO, BMI
Jim Griffin, Managing Director, OneHouse LLC
Will Hoyt, Executive Director, TV Music License Committee

Music Licensing Under Title 17 (Part II)

June 25, 2014

Roseanne Cash, Singer, Songwriter, Author & Performer on behalf of Americana Music Association (AMA)
Cary Sherman, Chairman & CEO, Recording Industry Association of America
Charles M. Warfield Jr., Senior Advisor, YMF Media LLC on behalf of National Association of Broadcasters
Ed Christian, Chairman, Radio Music License Committee Inc.
Darius Van Arman, Co-Founder, Secretly Group on behalf of American Association of Independent Music
Paul Williams, President & Chairman of the Board, American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers
Michael Huppe, President & CEO, SoundExchange Inc.
Chris Harrison, VP Business Affairs, Pandora Media Inc.
David J. Frear, Chief Financial Officer, Sirius XM Holdings Inc.

Moral Rights, Termination Rights, Resale Royalty, and Copyright Term

July 15, 2014

Karyn A. Temple Claggett, Associate Register of Copyrights & Director of Policy & International Affairs, U.S. Copyright Office
Rick Carnes, President, Songwriters Guild of America
Casey Rae, VP for Policy & Education, Future of Music Coalition
Michael W. Carroll, Prof. of Law & Director, Program on Information Justice & Intellectual Property, American University Washington College of Law
Thomas D. Sydnor II, Visiting Fellow, Center for Internet, Communication & Technology Policy, American Enterprise Institute

Copyright Remedies

July 24, 2014

David Bitkower, Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Steven M. Tepp, President/CEO, Sentinel Worldwide
Matt Schruers, VP for Law and Policy, Computer & Communications Industry Association
Sherwin Siy, VP of Legal Affairs, Public Knowledge
Nancy E. Wolff, Partner, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP

Chapter 12 of Title 17

September 17, 2014

Mark Richert, Director of Public Policy, American Foundation for the Blind
Jonathan Zuck, President, ACT/The App Association
Chrisitian Genetski, SVP & GC, Entertainment Software Association
Corynne McSherry, Intellectual Property Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Copyright Issues in Education and for the Visually Impaired

November 19, 2014

Jack Bernard, Associate General Counsel, University of Michigan
Allan Adler, General Counsel, Association of American Publishers
Scott LaBarre, State President (Colo.), National Federation for the Blind
Roy Kaufman, Managing Director of New Ventures, Copyright Clearance Center

The U.S. Copyright Office: Its Functions and Resources

February 26, 2015

Keith Kupferschmid, General Counsel, Software & Information Industry Association
Lisa Dunner, Partner, Dunner Law PLLC, on behalf of the American Bar Association
Nancy Mertzel, Partner, Schoeman Updike Kaufman & Stern LLP on behalf of the American Intellectual Property Law Assocation
Bob Brauneis, Professor, George Washington University Law School

The Register's Perspective on Copyright Review

April 29, 2015

Maria A. Pallante, Register of Copyrights & Director, U.S. Copyright Office


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