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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.


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