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USPTO and Copyright Office’s joint study concludes that changes to US intellectual property laws are not necessary for NFTs

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The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the US Copyright Office (USCO) determined that changes to US intellectual property laws were not necessary to deal with copyright issues related to non-fungible tokens (NFTs)

These findings were part of a joint study conducted by the two organisations, at the request in June 2022 from then-Chair of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property Patrick Leahy, who has since been replaced by Chris Coons, and Ranking M...

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Emmanuel is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He was the US editor for British music industry trade publication Music Week. Previously, he was the editor of Impact, a magazine for the music publishing community (2007-2009), the global editor of US trade publication Billboard (2003-2006), and the editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media (1997-2003).

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Parliament report calls on UK Government to introduce a private copying scheme

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A report from British Parliament's House of Commons' Culture, Media and Sport (CMS) Committee has made several recommendations to ensure that creators receive fair remuneration for their works, in particular through the introduction of a private copying scheme.

The report on 'Creator remuneration' from the CMS Committee calls on the Government to ensure creators are compensated "when people copy or move content such as songs to or between their devices (known as private copying)."

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Members of the House of Representatives introduce the CREATE Art Act to support emerging artists through grants

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Congressman Maxwell Alejandro Frost (D-FL) (pictured, above), Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI), Congressman Greg Casar (D-TX), and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), have introduced in the House of Representatives the CREATE (Cultivating Resources for Emerging Artists to Thrive and Excel) Art Act, a new legislation aimed at creating federal grant programmes to support the work of emerging artists.

The legislation has the ambition to advance "equity, diversity, and opportunity for cr...

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CISAC’s Gadi Oron to deliver the Sir Hugh Laddie Lecture on Artificial Intelligence and Collective Rights Management

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Gadi Oron, Director General of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) will deliver on June 20 the 2024 Sir Hugh Laddie Lecture on the theme 'Artificial Intelligence and Collective Rights Management: the Future or the End?' at the UCL School of Laws in London.

This event will be held in-person but will also be live streamed. The annual Sir Hugh Laddie Lecture is a public lecture has taken place every year in June since 2009 in honour of IBIL's founder.
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