Copyright Office Seeking Comments on Possible Change to Small Claims Remedies

Comments Off on Copyright Office Seeking Comments on Possible Change to Small Claims Remedies Written by on October 5, 2012 | Posted in Copyright Infringement, Copyright Legislation

As an attorney who largely represents small businesses and entrepreneurs, I have often found myself in the tough position of explaining to someone with limited resources just how difficult it was going to be to go after an infringer.  Either it is simply too cost-prohibitive to go after an infringer, or the client has the […]

Copyright Office Issues Response to Backlog Reports

Comments Off on Copyright Office Issues Response to Backlog Reports Written by on May 31, 2009 | Posted in Copyright Registration

The Copyright Office has issued a response to last week’s reports of a backlog at the Copyright Office. In an email sent out to Copyright Office subscribers, the Copyright Office stated as follows: A recent Washington Post article focused on the lengthy processing times the Copyright Office is experiencing in wake of its transition from […]

Copyright Office Announces Fee Increases Effective August 1, 2009

Comments Off on Copyright Office Announces Fee Increases Effective August 1, 2009 Written by on May 28, 2009 | Posted in Copyright Registration

The Copyright Office has announced that a new fee increase will be effective August 1, 2009. Attached is the Analysis and Proposed Fee Adjustment Schedule submitted by the Copyright Office to Congress. I spent a few minutes reviewing the new pricelist, and in my opinion, the increases are fairly modest and should not be much […]

Backlog Issues No Longer Limited to USPTO; Copyright Office Also Experiencing Long Delays

The Washington Post reported last week that the backlog issues, which once were limited to the Patent Office have now spilled over into the Copyright Office as well. According to the Washington Post, the delays mean that it now takes eighteen months instead of six months to receive a copyright registration, and the expectation is […]

iTunes Music License: Is it Really Enforceable?

Comments Off on iTunes Music License: Is it Really Enforceable? Written by on July 18, 2008 | Posted in Music Licensing

Is the iTunes Music License really enforceable? This is the question raised by F. Scott Kieff in a recent article for IP Law & Business. According to Kieff, the issue is as follows: the iTunes contract for service allows the customer to copy a song for a small number of times–the license provides that users […]

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