Tagged with United States Copyright Office

Government Shutdown and Copyright

Late on Monday afternoon September 30, the Copyright Office released the results of a study that was two-years in the making.  The report deals with the idea of establishing an alternative system for settling smallish copyright disputes outside of filing in federal court.  Y’all know my inner copyright diva did some backflips over this news when … Continue reading

Happy Day for Good Morning To You Prods.

You probably heard that a lawsuit was filed last week to declare the song Happy Birthday part of the public domain. This would allow the song to be free for public consumption without paying fees to any rights holder or seeking any type of permission. The song first appeared “sometime before 1893” and to think … Continue reading