This year, works published in 1923 enter the public domain.
At the end of 2022, Canada changed its copyright laws so that books, songs, and plays will enjoy an additional 20 years of copyright protection.
The Copyright Claims Board is less expensive and more accessible than federal court. But a few of its provisions may cancel out the benefit.
When the CASE Act passed last year, it put in place a new “small claims court” system at the US Copyright Office.
The new system is designed to enable small-scale copyright claims by authors without lawyers, but anyone can opt out of the process—possibly undermining its benefits.
Rather than having to file a costly case in federal court, authors can now bring cases, without an attorney, to a Copyright Claims Board.
EU legislation designed to make big tech content providers more accountable to rights holders may stifle small-scale competition.
The small claims court for copyright protection cases has passed its Senate committee markup and is much closer to passage in Washington.
For online copyright issues, battle for public sentiment is Article 13. The section concerns Silicon Valley’s operation in the content space.
The above chart illustrates the expansion of US copyright terms over the past 200+ years. Read an analysis.