A Step Toward Copyright Reform

Law360, New York (April 22, 2013, 12:42 PM EDT) -- In testimony delivered on March 20, 2013, to the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, Maria Pallante, the Register of Copyrights, urged Congress to “think big” and begin what likely would be a multiyear process aimed at producing a comprehensive revision of the nation’s copyright law. Pallante’s testimony echoed a lecture she recently delivered titled “The Next Great Copyright Act."[1]

The thesis of Pallante’s lecture, and of her testimony, is that the current copyright law is showing the strain of its...
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