Filter by

Copyrights & Legal Issues


Sorted by Most Recent Airing
Showing 1 - of 133 Show 100
  • Role of Congress in Music Licensing
    Last Aired

    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
    Last Aired

    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
    Last Aired

    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
    Last Aired

    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
    Last Aired

    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
    Last Aired

    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
    Last Aired

    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
    Last Aired

    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
    Last Aired

    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
    Last Aired

    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
    Last Aired

    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
    Last Aired

    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
    Last Aired

    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
    Last Aired

    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
    Last Aired

    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
    Last Aired

    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
    Last Aired

    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…

  • CPAC 2015 Intellectual Property
    Last Aired

    Intellectual Property

    Panelists talked about intellectual property laws. The spoke at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) hosted by the American Conservative Union.

  • Hearing on Music Market Governance
    Last Aired

    Music Market Governance

    Music industry leaders testified at a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on antitrust, competition policy and consumer rights. Witnesses talked about how streaming music…

  • emInformation Doesnt Want to Be Freeem
    Last Aired

    Information Doesn't Want to Be Free

    Cory Doctorow talked about his book, Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age, about the clash between copyright laws and creative industries around the world.

  • Load 20 More