A Joint Study by the USPTO and the Copyright Office on NFTs and Intellectual Property

At the request of Senators Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Thom Tillis, R-N.C., two members of the Senate’s intellectual property subcommittee, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) and the Copyright Office have announced that they are launching a joint study of NFTs and their impact on intellectual property rights. The Senators’ letter raised several questions […]

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E-books and Libraries: State Legislation and Ongoing Lawsuits

Carolyn Wimbly Martin and Charlotte Cuccia

As we reach the two-year anniversary of COVID-19 lockdowns in the United States, remote work remains a part of daily life. Over half of Americans whose jobs permit them to work from home are doing so, and 78% of those currently working from home all or most of the time would like to continue to […]

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Are States Totally Immune from Copyright Infringement Suits?

For the most part, state institutions have procedures in place that ensure the legal and respectful use of copyrighted materials, including guidelines when questions arise, such as the limits of fair use or the conditions of the TEACH Act. However, an August 2021 report of the U.S. Copyright Office entitled Copyright and State Sovereign Immunity (the […]

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