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 […]

The Various Views of Volitional Conduct

On July 15th of this year, the Copyright Office sought “further comments on the state of U.S. law recognizing and protecting ‘making available’ and ‘communication to the public’ rights for copyright holders.” The Office had solicited similar comments this past February, and a total of twenty-seven replies were filed at the time. After the Supreme […]