Welcome to the Copyright Division website. Our focus is on copyrights, but because copyright intersects with so much of our daily lives, practices, and industries, our committees address a plethora of issues. In addition, they work collaboratively with other IPL Section committees and other parts of the ABA.
This year, the Copyright Division has made a few changes to its committees. First, the Division has formed a new Literary Works committee, which is chaired by Steve Gillen and vice chaired by Marc Greenberg. The new committee focuses on traditional and electronic distribution of books, magazine, and newspapers, as well as important national and international copyright issues related to all manner of literary works. Second, to better align with their current activities, a number of Division committees have been renamed. These refreshed committees are Visual Arts, Dramatic Works & Motion Pictures; Computer Programs & New Technology; and Music, Sound Recordings & Performing Artists. They join the Division's continuing committees: Copyright Legislation, International Copyright Treaties & Laws, Copyright Office Affairs, Copyright Litigation, and Copyright & Social Media. We encourage you to join one or more of these committees as they are the easiest and best way to engage with the Division.
The Copyright Division also publishes a weekly Copyright Developments feature, which includes Division news, recently decided copyright cases, and a collection of news stories about copyright. All members of one of the Division's committees already should be receiving their copies via e-mail.
Our hope is to further your understanding of and career in copyright law, as well as to engage you in ABA projects. For more information about the Copyright Division, please feel free to contact Division chair Mary Rasenberger and vice chair Joshua Simmons or any of the Division's committee leaders.