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 […]

Petrella v. MGM and Copyright’s Law-Equity Divide

Cross-posted on the Copyhype blog. While the distinction between law and equity may seem antiquated to modern ears, the Supreme Court handed down an interesting copyright opinion last week which turned on whether the plaintiff’s claims were legal or equitable in nature. In Petrella v. MGM, the Court held that the affirmative defense of laches, […]