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  • emGoogle v Oracle Americaem Oral Argument
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    Google v. Oracle America Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Google v. Oracle America, a case on whether software code is copyrightable and warrants legal protection. In 2007, Google tried to launch its Android…

  • Senate Hearing on Copyright Law
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    Senate Hearing on Copyright Law

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property held a hybrid hearing on U.S. copyright law, focusing specifically on the efficacy of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act…

  • Copyright Implications on Software Development
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    Copyright Implications on Software Development

    The Hudson Institute held a discussion on the possible copyright implications for software development ahead of the Supreme Court case Google v. Oracle. The discussion included the history…

  • Role of Congress in Music Licensing
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    Role of Congress in Music Licensing

    The Congressional Internet Caucus Academy (CICA) hosted a panel discussion involving the role of Congress in music licensing. Among the speakers were Future of Music Coalition Director…

  • President Trump Signs Music Modernization Act
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    Music Modernization Act Signing Ceremony

    President Trump signed the Music Modernization Act into law, which ensures artists who released records prior to 1972 are paid royalties from digital services. Accompanying him were several…

  • Recording Artist Smokey Robinson Testifies on Copyright Laws
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    Music Creation and Copyright

    Recording artist Smokey Robinson along with other musicians, songwriters and music industry executives testified at a hearing on updating federal music licensing, copyright and royalty…

  • emCopy Rightsem
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    Copy Rights

    Copy Rights was one of the second-prize high school west winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. Jayson Ventura, Elyza de Lara, and Marob Wiseman, students at Franklin High School in…

  • emYou Dont Own Meem
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    You Don't Own Me

    University of San Diego law professor Orly Lobel examined the arguments over creativity and intellectual property.

  • Patent and Trademark Policy Protest
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    Patent and Trademark Policy Protest

    Patent-holding inventors talked about their displeasure with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), a three-judge panel they said was weakening U.S.…

  • emLee v Tamem Oral Argument
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    Lee v. Tam Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Lee v. Tam, which concerns whether the government’s refusal to register trademarks that can be seen as disparaging, such as racial slurs, violates First Amendment free…

  • Communicators with Steve Bene
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    Communicators with Steve Bene

    Steve Bene talked about issues facing Pandora Media’s internet radio service and the music industry, including copyright laws, ticket-price inflation, and what happens when humans compete…

  • Washington Journal Russell Slifer on Patents and Trademarks
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    Inventions, Patents and Trademarks

    Russell Slifer talked about the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s application and approval process, as well as intellectual property challenges.

  • President Obama Signs Trade Secrets Legislation
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    Defend Trade Secrets Bill Signing

    President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act in the Oval Office. He talked about the importance of the legislation that would help American companies protect their intellectual…

  • President Obama Bill Signing Ceremony
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    Trade Facilitation Act Bill Signing Ceremony

    President Obama signed a customs and trade enforcement bill that aims to provide new tools to help address unfair competition by foreign trading partners and companies that put U.S. workers…

  • Communicators with Cary Sherman
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    Communicators with Cary Sherman

    Cary Sherman discusses changes in the music industry and music issues before Congress. As distribution shifted deeper into streaming, musicians and songwriters were pressing for new payment laws.…

  • Jack Ma at the Economic Club of New York
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    Chinese E-Commerce

    Jack Ma, the founder and executive chair of the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, talked about his company’s philosophy, how he envisions its future, and why the Chinese middle class are…

  • Stephen Witt on emHow Music Got Freeem
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    How Music Got Free

    Stephen Witt talked about his book How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy, in which he recounts the creation of the MP3 and the…

  • Discussion on Patent System and the Economy
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    Patent System and the Economy

    Panelists talked about the U.S. patent system and its impact on innovation and the economy. They focused on ways the government can both reward innovators and protect the patent system from…

  • Communicators on Patent Reform
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    Communicators on Patent Reform

    Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA), Austin Meyer, and Daniel Zadoff talked about patent legislation before Congress and other issues. They were each interviewed in the Rayburn House Office…

  • House Debate on Trade Enforcement and Customs Legislation
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    House Debate on Trade Enforcement and Customs Legislation

    House members debated legislation to make changes to trade and customs laws. The bill included changes to intellectual property, anti-dumping, and duty laws. It also aimed to make it easier…

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