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Copyrights Support American Creativity and Jobs

Copyrights Support American Creativity and Jobs

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee is holding roundtable panels in Santa Clara and Los Angeles, California, as part of the ongoing copyright review process undertaken by committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA).  The copyright review process has resulted in testimony from a hundred stakeholders and expert witnesses during committee hearings in Washington, […]

The Flux Capacitor and the Copyright Office

The Flux Capacitor and the Copyright Office

Thirty years ago, audiences enjoyed the performances of Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox in the sci-fi/comedy “Back to the Future,” the story of a scientist’s assistant who was accidentally transported back in time to 1955.  This past week, the U.S. Copyright Office had its own “Back to the Future” odyssey when its online registration […]

TPP an Opportunity to Promote Global Innovation and Creativity

TPP an Opportunity to Promote Global Innovation and Creativity

By Patrick Kilbride As negotiations for a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) head toward a potential conclusion this week in Maui, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global IP Center reminds policy makers of the critical importance of innovative and creative industries to American jobs, growth, and future economic success. Innovation supported by intellectual property rules provides 40 […]

‘Swift’ Reaction by Apple Turned a Sour Note Into a Win for Consumers, Artists, and Online Music

‘Swift’ Reaction by Apple Turned a Sour Note Into a Win for Consumers, Artists, and Online Music

Taylor Swift photo via Flickr Commons user JABMW14

By Kathryn Sullivan Taylor Swift, who has emerged as a consumer favorite, music industry leader, and passionate advocate for all artists, last Sunday posted an open letter to Apple on her website explaining why she had decided to withhold her mega-popular album, 1989, from the music giant’s new streaming service, Apple Music. In an effort […]

IP Champion in the News: Rocker Tells Chinese Musicians: Fight For Your Rights

IP Champion in the News: Rocker Tells Chinese Musicians: Fight For Your Rights

By Ashley Mergen In case you missed it, GIPC 2014 IP Champions continue to make the news. Last week, musician David Lowery’s (of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven fame) recent effort to empower and educate Chinese musicians to fight piracy was profiled in the Wall Street Journal: Mr. Lowery toured China this week both to […]