New Copyright Whitepaper

US Government released a new whitepaper on copyright issues, with a big focus on remixes, and statutory penalties for copyright infringement.

http://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/documents/copyrightwhitepaper.pdf

It’s an important read if you are in the music industry- it’s written in straightforward language in case you didn’t feel like wading through a mire of gov’t legalese.

there’s a little too much to summarize in a sentence or two, but the following sites have done an excellent job distilling the most important bits.

http://www.project-disco.org/intellectual-property/012816-commerce-task-force-recommends-reforming-copyright-statutory-damage/

http://www.isfanficlegal.com/post/138227890894/today-jan-28-2016-the-white-house-released-a