Category Archives: United States copyright

Spain and the U.S. copyright “bully”: Threats ain’t what they used to be

My Twitter feed has been abuzz over the past week about how the U.S. “threatened” Spain with placement on the Special 301 Priority Watch List in order to get Spain to pass an unpopular law clamping down on unauthorized file … Continue reading

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The Stop Online Piracy Act: History repeating itself?

A little taste of a project I hope to start working on soon, if the funding comes through: As Jessica Litman details persuasively in Digital Copyright, since at least the beginning of the 20th century, the U.S. copyright policymaking process … Continue reading

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Why Buy American has nothing to do with Canadian copyright reform

One of the fun things about doing a dissertation on copyright is that you can’t go a day without something interesting happening (unfortunately, this is also one of the annoying things when you’re trying to finish said dissertation). Yesterday’s news … Continue reading

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