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Copyright Office Decides Monkeys Can’t Be Authors

On September 11, 2014 By Thomas Hayden

Last week, the Copyright Office issued new guidance to clarify that it will only register copyrights for creative work produced by humans. Animals and computers (without human intervention) don’t possess “creative powers of the mind” in the same way that humans do. You’re likewise out of luck if you’re a “divine [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On November 8, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Rolling Stone dodges publicity rights lawsuit for placing famous pictures of artists on t-shirts and other merchandise.

Britain moves to revise intellectual property laws to conform to the Internet age.

Rock band, Creed, sues Yamaha Motor Corporation to stop exploitation of hit “Higher” in [...]

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The Copyright Office Tunes In

On November 4, 2010 By Kelly Donley

Upon Congress’s prompting, the U.S. Copyright Office has begun a study on the desirability of bringing sound recordings fixed before February 15, 1972, under federal jurisdiction. In a notice of inquiry, the Copyright Office has requested written comments from all interested parties.

Sound recordings were protected solely under state law [...]

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