‘Copyright Reform and the Takings Clause’

“Can Congress retroactively shorten the copyright term? Over the last fifteen years, there has been a marked uptick in scholarly and popular calls for the reform, or even the replacement, of the copyright system. Notable academic proposals include reintroducing copyright formalities (like mandatory registration with the Copyright Office), shortening the copyright term, and replacing copyrights with a system of rewards for authors. Politicians have also entered the mix: in 2012, a House Republican study group proposed several fairly radical reforms (which were quickly withdrawn) …” (more)

‘Copyright Reform and the Takings Clause’, 128 Harvard Law Review 973 (2015).

First posted 2015-01-14 08:08:45

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