Conflict over Consent Decrees

In early June, the United States Department of Justice announced that it would be launching a review of the consent decrees governing the nation’s two…

Artist Progress, Pre-1972

U.S. copyright law currently has an odd loophole that limits federal protection for sound recordings to those made on or after February 15, 1972. This…

ASACP’s 100

February 13, 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, known colloquially as ASCAP, the nation’s…

Copyright Efficiency

It is true that in recent years technology has been challenging the entertainment industry, not only allowing a widely unauthorized circulation of copyrighted works, but…