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Hilary R. Burke, June 2000
Educational Publisher Capitalizes on Copyright Violations »

Publishers of English-language learning texts for non-native English speakers are losing considerable revenue to copyright violations worldwide. Easy access to the photocopier and inexpensive printing has made it possible for language institutions to copy, and in some cases resell, whole books again and again. What can realistically be done about it? This is the question …

Tad Crawford and Laura Mankin, July 1999
The Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act »

On October 27, 1998, President Clinton signed into law the “Sonny Bono Copyright Extension Act,” which extends the terms of almost all existing copyrights by 20 years, in order to provide copyrights in the United States the same protection they are afforded in Europe. The basic term of copyright protection, the life of the creator …

Jonathan Kirsch, July 1999
First Amendment Takes a Hit in Paladin Press Case »

Jonathan Kirsch, a publishing attorney based in Los Angeles, is general counsel of the Independent Book Publishers Association and a recipient of its Benjamin Franklin Award for excellence in publishing. Bad facts make bad law, as the old saying goes, and never was it better illustrated than in the case of Rice v. Paladin Press. …

Ivan Hoffman , June 1996
When Do Copyrights Expire? »

PUBLISHED JUNE 1996 by Ivan Hoffman, Publishing Attorney — The question frequently arises as to when a copyright goes into the public domain so that the material may be freely copied. The answer is not a simple, straightforward one since there have been a number of changes to the United States Copyright law that have …

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