Criminal Copyright Infringement is Crime of “Moral Turpitude”

This past Friday, the Board of Immigration Appeals held that criminal copyright infringement constitutes a “crime involving moral turpitude” under immigration law. The Board reasoned that criminal copyright infringement is inherently immoral because it involves the willful theft of property and causes harm to both the copyright owner and society. The respondent, Raul Zaragoza-Vaquero, was […]

Protecting Authors and Artists by Closing the Streaming Loophole

Matthew Barblan and I have a new CPIP policy brief, Protecting Authors and Artists by Closing the Streaming Loophole. Here’s the introduction: Copyright protects the property rights of authors and artists through both civil and criminal remedies for infringement. While the civil remedies are commonplace, the sections of the Copyright Act that specify which forms […]