Copyright

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The Consent Decrees are at it Again!
Sasha Moss

For the first time in nearly three years, music licensing has become a hot topic in Washington, D.C. Last time I wrote extensively on the subject was in “Transparency in Music Licensing and the…

Music Modernization Act and the Future of Music Licensing
Sasha Moss

On Sept. 18 the Senate passed, under unanimous consent, a large modernization package known as the “Music Modernization Act” (MMA). For the first time since the passage of the Digital Millennium…

EFF tells SCOTUS that inventions must be new
Media Coverage

From World Intellectual Property Review:
The EFF’s 18-page amicus curiae brief was filed in collaboration with the R Street Institute, a non-profit policy research organisation.

, Communications Daily
Cox torrent piracy trial do-over seen revolving around different arguments
Media Coverage

From Communications Daily:
The 4th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals decision earlier this year remanding the district court’s 2016 decision (see 1802010026) was the first in a long time when ISPs didn’t…

Comments to the FTC: The Role of Intellectual Property and Competition Policy in Promoting Innovation
Charles Duan

Comments of the R Street Institute
In response to the Federal Trade Commission’s request for comments dated June 20, 2018, the R Street Institute respectfully submits the following comments….

Federal circuit rejects pharmaceutical company’s attempt to dodge review of its patents
Media Coverage

From EFF:
After administrative judges at the Patent Office denied the request to terminate the IPRs, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe appealed to the Federal Circuit. The appeal generated a lot of…

, Law.com
EU copyright directive moves forward: What does it mean for in house lawyers in Silicon Valley?
Media Coverage

From Law.com:
“The only companies that are really going to be able to implement filtering on a wide scale are the big incumbent companies, like YouTube,” said Mike Godwin, a distinguished…

, Project Disco
Survey of briefs in support of Google’s rehearing petition in Oracle case
Media Coverage

From Project Disco:
Public Knowledge and the R Street Institute

Public Knowledge (“PK”) and the R Street Institute (“R Street”) made two arguments in their amicus brief. The first…

, The Hill
Congress must update music licensing for the modern era
Sasha Moss

As Mike Godwin wrote about music licensing in 2014, there are a few things on which almost everyone in copyright policy can agree: “markets should be competitive; the public has an interest in…

The Creative Side of R Street
Charles Duan

Shoshana, R Street’s digital media specialist, mixes her own hair dyes and dyes her own hair. So she’s not a big fan of the lawyers and legislators who say that hair dyeing requires special…