Last week, the USPTO and other Commerce Department agencies released a white paper detailing conclusions on the following topics:
1. the legal framework for the creation of remixes;
2. the relevance and scope of the “first sale doctrine” in the digital environment; and
3. the appropriate calibration of statutory damages in the contexts of individual file sharers and secondary liability for large-scale infringement.
Read the Copyright Alliance’s top-line summary. The full report can be found at the USPTO website.