ABA prepares for Congressional focus on copyright
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
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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