I strongly support the Committee’s proposed approach to US-Copyright-Office modernization. During the last century, the United States has emerged as the world’s most successful net exporter of an increasingly broad array of copyright-protected works. Our remarkable and growing success as a producer and net exporter of copyrighted works has decreased our trade deficit, increased our GDP, and created high-paying US jobs across the country. Identifying the factors underlying this record of US success remains one of the most understudied issues in copyright law. The US thus has every incentive to ensure that the US Copyright Office is the world’s most technologically advanced, efficient, effective and responsive.
Asia Society report on US-China relations: Even moderates taking harder line on digital protectionismRecently, a task force the Asia Society put together published a widely covered set of recommendations for the Trump administration on US policy toward China. Tilted a bit toward the outgoing Obama administration, there are elements that several of my colleagues will heartily challenge — not least the blunt criticism of the initial Trump dissent from the status quo “one China” policy. (Trump has since reversed himself and promised to adhere to the one China policy.)
awarded $500,000 in attorney fees to Dell last month in what he called “the clearest example of an exceptional case” he’s seen, nobody doubted his seriousness.