May 7, 2019

Recent major events in U.S. copyright have come in pairs. Last October, Congress enacted two bills amending the Copyright Act in its most significant copyright lawmaking since the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act 20 years earlier. 

The Music Modernization Act will bring about major changes in music licensing, streamlining the means by which digita...

Consumers, musicians and the music industry are not the only ones affected by the ‘giant billboard in the sky and virtual jukebox’, read here. Legislators have been racing to keep up and reform seems to be perpetual.


In the early days, it was all so simple. Queen Anne published her Statute in 1710, replacing the print monopoly system with a copyright for authors in their books. That was the start o...