InternationalUSRemember you can easily switch between MIP US and MIP International at any time

ABA prepares for Congressional focus on copyright

Eileen McDermott, New York

The American Bar Association (ABA) has created a Copyright Law Reform Task Force, in anticipation of the US Congress concentrating more on copyright issues in the coming months

Until May this year, Congress had been concentrating on discussions on the US Patent Reform Act (S1145). But in April , talks stalled and the bill's continued progress this session seems doubtful.

According to an ABA release, Congress had postponed addressing proposals for changes to the copyright law in order to tackle patent reform, but is now likely to turn to copyright issues during the remainder of its session. The 110th congressional session ends in January 2009.

"I think [the creation of the task force] is a reflection of the ABA section realizing that we should give equal attention to copyright issues," said June Besek, section council member and executive director of the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts at Columbia Law School.

Please log in to read the rest of this article.

New to Managing Intellectual Property? Take advantage of one week’s FREE access and become a Managing IP member today. It’s free to join and the benefits start straight away.

Already registered?

Please make sure you log in to read the rest of the article.

Log in

Join us now

Gain 7 days FREE access when you register now.

Join here


Managing IP


ManagingIP profile

RT @LNevilleRolfe: Pleased to launch technical consultation on the repeal of Section 73 Copyright Designs and Patents Act

Oct 24 2016 04:49 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
ManagingIP profile

RT @globalIPcenter: What's the current state of #IP? Ask the experts. Register for #IPAttachés roundtable today!

Oct 24 2016 04:40 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
ManagingIP profile

RT @terrencehart: Argument preview: Court to consider #copyright protection for cheerleading uniforms via @scotusbl…

Oct 24 2016 04:15 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
More from the Managing IP blog

Read this year's AIPPI Congress News - published daily by Managing IP direct from the AIPPI Annual Meeting in Milan

null null null

October 2016

10 issues to watch at the PTAB

Last month marked the fourth anniversary of Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings becoming available. While early cases suggested that the Board would be a graveyard for patents, in the past year a more nuanced picture has emerged. Michael Loney identifies 10 issues to watch

Most read articles