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From Paralysis to Progress: The (Useful) Art of Copyright Pragmatism


Description: Americans want the nation’s copyright laws to make sense, be fair, and reflect the technologies in use, argued Shira Perlmutter, chief policy officer and director for international affairs, United States Patent and Trademark Office. Her April 15 lecture at Catholic University’s law school noted that for some reason, Congress and regulatory oversight bodies have historically had a hard time meeting that reasonable expectation. Her remarks were presented as the 2014 Dean William Callyhan Robinson Intellectual Property Lecture, a series named after the author the founding dean of the law school at The Catholic University of America.