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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I'm pleased to announce my new book Digital Media Law: A Practical Guide for the Media and Entertainment Industries, due out this October from Routledge. If you teach media law, or are simply looking for a resource that offers a succinct look at the legal issues...
I'll be teaching media law again this summer at UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law's recently rekindled Intellectual Property Summer Institute. The program was a longtime in-person summer staple of the law school that fell to the wayside about a decade or so ago. Under...
I'll be teaching my short (6 week; 2 credit) course in media law again this year as part of the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law's Intellectual Property Summer Institute. Last summer I taught a short (6 week; 2 credit) remote course in media...
Yesterday, Congress passed two important copyright measures that the creative community has long advocated for: The first is the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2020 (CASE), which will establish a voluntary adjudicatory process, housed within...
I am pleased to announce the upcoming release of The Routledge Companion to Copyright and Creativity in the 21st Century, to which I am honored to have been asked to contribute an essay. Edited by Professor Michelle Bogre, Esq., of the Parsons School of Design, and...
A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of presenting another seminar to the Pacific Planetarium Association (PPA) on legal issues surrounding the use of images and video footage in planetarium shows and exhibits. The session was something of a follow-up to my...
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