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Randolph J. May, Maryland Life Fellow, Publishes "Modernizing Copyright Law for the Digital Age: Constitutional Foundations for Reform"

March 26, 2020, Fellows in the news

Randolph J. May, Maryland Life Fellow and President of the Free State Foundation has published Modernizing Copyright Law for the Digital Age: Constitutional Foundations for Reform. The book connects constitutional principles and historical insights to recommendations for updating U.S. copyright law to meet the challenges of the Digital Age. Current copyright law fails to protect adequately copyrighted works from infringement enabled by modern-day digitization and Internet connectivity. The law needs updating to curb the billions in economic losses caused annually by bad actors in America and abroad.  Addressing areas such as international trade, public contracts, private contracts, compulsory licensing and rate regulation, antitrust, and so-called moral rights, this timely book details steps that Congress should consider for updating copyright policy in hot-topic areas, including music royalties, Copyright Office reform, civil enforcement, criminal enforcement, and international protections. This is the eighth book that Mr. May has authored, co-authored, or edited on communications law and policy, regulatory policy, and intellectual property topics.

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