Related Posts

Share This

U.S. Copyright Office

In the later 1970’s, U.S. Title 17 Copyright and Trademark Law was just barely catching up to the changes brought by the photocopy machine. To help educate the U.S. Copyright Office on the potential impacts to copyright law of new printing technologies, the Associate Registrar and Legal Counsel of the Office, Waldo Moore, asked me to serve as science advisor to the Copyright Office’s Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyright (CONTU). My responsibilities included forecasting the effects of emerging technology . Law is always an institutional response to technological change. My work for CONTU enabled the Copyright Office for the first time to be proactive in changing the law.

Can Artwork Produced by a Machine Receive a Copyright? Click here to see the story.

Click here to return to Customers.