Chapter 3: Acquiring, Keeping, and Transferring Copyright
Copyright law has changed significantly since the enactment of the first Copyright Act of 1790. However, many of the older rules still exert an influence on modern copyright law and practice. Primarily, these rules are concerned with how copyrights are obtained, maintained, renewed and transferred. Together, they give copyright titles integrity. This chapter focuses on the development of these rules and discusses their influence on copyright law today.
This chapter contains the following decisions, listed in the order they are presented in the text. Click on any case name to see background information as well as the full court opinion.
- Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr. v. CBS, Inc.
- Eldred v. Ashcroft
- Renewals and Terminations of Transfers
Cases contained in second edition that are no longer in the third edition.
Effects Associates, Inc. v. Cohen