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The last general revision of the Copyright Act took place in 1976 following a lengthy and comprehensive review process carried out by Congress, the Copyright Office, and interested parties. Congress significantly amended the Act in 1995 to address emerging issues of the digital age. While the current Copyright Act reflects many sound and enduring principles, and has enabled the internet to flourish, it could not have foreseen all of today’s technologies and the myriad ways consumers and others engage with music in the digital environment.
Acting Register of Copyrights, Karyn Temple will discuss with Margaret Esquenet, Partner at Finnegan, the efforts made in recent years towards modernizing the copyright law and office to enable creativity and innovation to thrive.