Senate Passes Fixes For Copyright Rules

Law360, New York (August 3, 2010, 1:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate has passed a bill from Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., designed to clarify and improve copyright rules on exclusive licensing, publication rights and judicial review, among others, based on recommendations from the U.S. Copyright Office.

S. 3689, the Copyright Cleanup, Clarification and Corrections Act of 2010, was introduced and passed with unanimous consent from both parties on Monday.

“This bill is another bipartisan effort to improve the copyright laws,” Leahy said in a floor speech. “Similar to the Trademark Technical...
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