On April 24, 2013, in a speech before the World Intellectual Property Day celebration at the Library of Congress, Chairman Bob Goodlatte announced that the House Judiciary Committee would conduct a comprehensive review of U.S. copyright law.
The goal of the Committee’s review has been to determine whether the copyright laws are still working in the digital age to reward creativity and innovation.
Since the bipartisan review began, the House Judiciary Committee has held 20 hearings with 100 witnesses.
|March 20, 2013||The Register’s Call for Updates to U.S. Copyright Law|
|May 16, 2013||A Case Study for Consensus Building: The Copyright Principles Project|
|July 25, 2013||Innovation in America: The Role of Copyrights|
|August 1, 2013||Innovation in America: The Role of Copyrights|
|September 18, 2013||The Role of Voluntary Agreements in the U.S. Intellectual Property System|
|November 19, 2013||The Rise of Innovative Business Models: Content Delivery Methods in the Digital Age|
|January 14, 2014||The Scope of Copyright Protection|
|January 28, 2014||The Scope of Fair Use|
|March 13, 2014||Section 512 of Title 17|
|April 2, 2014||Preservation and Reuse of Copyrighted Works|
|May 8, 2014||Compulsory Video Licenses of Title 17|
|June 2, 2014||First Sale Under Title 17|
|June 10, 2014||Music Licensing Under Title 17 Part One|
|June 25, 2014||Music Licensing Under Title 17 Part Two|
|July 15, 2014||Moral Rights, Termination Rights, Resale Royalty, and Copyright Term|
|July 24, 2014||Copyright Remedies|
|September 17, 2014||Chapter 12 of Title 17|
|November 19, 2014||Copyright Issues in Education and for the Visually Impaired|
|February 26, 2015||The U.S. Copyright Office: Its Functions and Resources|
|April 29, 2015||The Register’s Perspective on Copyright Review|
Following these hearings, Chairman Goodlatte and Ranking Member Conyers invited all prior witnesses of the Committee’s copyright review hearings and other interested parties to meet directly with Committee staff to provide additional input on these policy issues.
While those meetings are ongoing, the House Judiciary Committee is conducting a listening tour, traveling to a few locations across America to hear directly from creators and innovators about the challenges they face in their creative field and what changes are needed to ensure U.S. copyright law keeps pace with technological advances.
Talking with local songwriters at the Bluebird Café
Joining in on the Bobby Bones Show
Listening to Brooke Eden Music at the BBR Music Group
A look at all the talent at the Country Music Hall of Fame
Roundtable discussion with leaders in the music industryInc.
Talking with officials at SESAC