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Last Twenty (L20) Collections: Applying Copyright’s Section 108(h) in Libraries, Archives and Museums Including the New Music Modernization Act for Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

Legally, libraries and archives may make and distribute copies of works in the last twenty years of their copyright, as long as there is no normal commercial exploitation of the work(s) and no reasonably priced copy available. 17 U.S.C. § 108(h). Unfortunately...

How To Pick A Winning Patent

Determining which patents are valuable can seem a lot like picking winning lottery numbers. There were, as of 2014, approximately 2.5 million U.S. patents in force. The number of new patent applications has risen steadily to more than 411,728 each year, and if...

Who Pays When Drones Crash?

In his 1942 short story, “Runaround,” Isaac Asimov set forth three “laws” for robots: A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such order...