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On Open Letter to NY Governor Kathy Hochul for Vetoing Bill 5837-B

by Neil Turkewitz

Thank you Governor. Your brave and thoughtful defense of authors is not, and will not go, unnoticed. As many other observers have noted, this bill would not only have harmed New York’s writing & publishing…

Branch Twist Fire Sculpture at DC Wharf. Artist: Elena Colombo. Photo ©2021 Neil Turkewitz

The Unintended Economic Implications of Limited Liability Regimes for Online Platforms

an article by Stefan Herwig, intro by Neil Turkewitz

A few weeks ago, I came across an article by Stefan Herwig in which he examined the political and economic foundations of an online environment that facilitates the distribution of…

Never Mind the Bollocks: Here Comes the Second Circuit, feat. Foucault & Fair Use

by Neil Turkewitz

This past week on Twitter — at least on my feed, there has been a lot of discussion of advice to incoming law students (1L’s), as well as of a recent Second Circuit…

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Anthony Bourdain, Voice Cloning & The Precarious State of Humanity

by Neil Turkewitz

Every once in awhile, the clouds of vagueness and ambiguity dissipate and there’s a moment of clarity in which truth — or justice, or morality, emerges in a form visible to all. One such moment of clarity…

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The European Commission’s Article 17 Guidance: Capturing the Intended Consequences of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market

By Neil Turkewitz

Shortly after the adoption of 2019 E.U. Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market which included hotly contested provisions (Article 13, ultimately Article 17 in the…

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Broadcasting Rights for Performers & Labels: The Fair Thing To Do

By Neil Turkewitz

On June 24, Representatives Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) and Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), introduced the American Music Fairness Act in the House of Representatives. The bill aims to cure a long standing and unjust anomaly in US copyright…

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Copyright Reform in South Africa: Moving Beyond Rhetoric & Hyperbole

By Neil Turkewitz

In June of 2020, following extensive and heated discussions of proposed copyright amendments adopted by the National Assembly, South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, raised constitutional concerns about the law, and sent it back to the National Assembly…

2013 Submission of AFM, SAG-AFTRA, the Recording Academy, SoundExchange & RIAA Concerning a the Proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement

May 10, 2013

Douglas Bell

Chair, Trade Policy Staff Committee Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 600 17th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20508

Re: Request for Comments Concerning Proposed Transatlantic…

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When is a Restatement Not a Restatement? ALI’s Highly Original Copyright Journey

By Neil Turkewitz

The very notion of “restatement” from a linguistic standpoint is that it is a recapitulation of that which has already been said. A restatement, as such, doesn’t break new ground. The object is not to…

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World IP Day: Expanding the means by which individual creators can survive from the telling of their stories

by Neil Turkewitz

This year’s World IP Day celebrates the relationship between intellectual property and small business. As WIPO writes: “Each of the millions of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that operate…

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