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IN THE NEWS
Quarterly Newsletter on Intellectual Property
Hogan Lovells has just published its Spring quarterly newsletter on intellectual property. News on copyrights starts on page 18. You can read the newsletter by clicking here.
U.S. Copyright Reforms just announced
The Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary announced yesterday a comprehensive review of the US Copyright Law.
You can read the press release here.
The guide is available online here. We hope it is a useful resource.
The following information is extracted from the newsletter Copyright, New Media & E-Commerce News distributed for free by Lesley Ellen Harris, www.copyrightlaws.com. Information contained herein should not be relied upon or considered as legal advice. Copyright 2013 Lesley Ellen Harris
STUDIES, LEGISLATION AND CONVENTIONS:
• Today (20 March 2013) at 3:30, The Honorable Maria Pallante, Register of Copyrights at the U.S. Copyright Office will testify before the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet on amending the U.S. Copyright Act – see http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/113th/hear_03202013.html. Watch the live webcast – http://judiciary.house.gov/news/2013/03192013.html
• U.S. Supreme Court upholds reselling of foreign books in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons. Decision seen as victory for librarians and those who share and resell copyright-protected works – see http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/11-697_d1o2.pdf
• A U.S. court held that using a seven-second clip of Ed Sullivan’s introduction of the Four Seasons from the Ed Sullivan Show in the musical Jersey Boys was fair use. The use was for historical significance, and the play imbued it with new meaning without usurping demand for the original clip.
• If you are a Sherlock Holmes fan, read the following post on the case of the copyright expiration date – see http://the1709blog.blogspot.com/2013/03/sherlock-holmes-and-case-of-copyright.html
• Blog post: 2000th Tweet on Twitter @Copyrightlaws
• Blog post: Pi(e) Is Not Protected By Copyright Laws
SEMINARS & PUBLICATIONS:
• CopyRIGHT Pathfinder on Fair Use + Fair Dealing now available to those in the Copyright Community (part of electronic subscription to The Copyright & New Media Law Newsletter)
• Online course on Library & Special Library Copyright Issues, 3 live webinars, geared towards those in the information industry. 10 – 29 April 2013.