Monday, June 5, 2023

US Senate Votes to Clarify Copyright Laws

The Senate unanimously approved legislation Monday night to clarify copyright laws. The Copyright Cleanup, Clarification and Corrections Act, introduced Monday by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and ranking member Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), implements several recommendations from the Copyright Office to make the agency’s operations more efficient. The bill also clarifies aspects of copyright law that are either ambiguous or have been made unclear by recent court decisions.

“Creators of intellectual work need assurances about their artistic rights, and it’s important that our laws take into account modern technology,” Sessions said. A very good–and welcome–change for visual artists.

Via The Hill.


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