Digital Britain and the return of the Stationer’s Company

Last week marked the 300th anniversary of the Statute of Anne , the first true modern copyright law in the West, which was passed by the British Parliament in 1710. It established a copyright term of 14 years and, for the first time, brought the author on stage as the party in whom the right...

LaFrance on a Screen Actor's Claim to Copyright in her Performance: Garcia v. Google, Inc.

Excerpt: Who is the author of an actor's recorded performance? This question rarely arises in practice, because motion picture producers insist that all creative participants sign work-made-for-hire agreements. When this detail is overlooked, however, all bets are off, and attempts to assert authorship...