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Clinic Students Secure Fair Use Rights for Ground Breaking Documentary

The ground breaking documentary film, Black Ballerina, tells the story of several generations of women of color who overcame racism, exclusion  and unequal opportunity to become pursue careers as ballerinas. Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic student attorneys Margaret Mrzyk, Jung … Continue reading

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Introducing WAMU’s Capital Soundtrack Project (with a little help from the IP Clinic)

If you listen to WAMU 88.5 FM, the leading NPR affiliate in the Washington, DC, area and a department of American University, you might have heard Ally Schweitzer this morning describing an exciting new initiative: WAMU has officially launched its … Continue reading

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Pathbreaking Book “Beyond Civil Rights” Sees Light with Help from Clinic Student Attorneys

This week sees the release by the University of Pennsylvania Press of Beyond Civil Rights: The Moynihan Report and Its Legacy, by historian Daniel Geary. The book is a powerful new examination of Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s agenda-setting report “The Negro … Continue reading

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Clinic Students Bring Video Editor, “Citizen Archivist” Back Online

This is a story with a very happy ending. Paul Dougherty is serious about video. He’s an award-winning video editor whose work is part of the collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He’s also a prolific … Continue reading

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Clinic Students Help Community Radio Navigate World of Music Licensing

The world of music licensing is opaque, confusing, and quite frankly, a mess. It involves the cooperation of countless parties, from music publishers and record labels, to performance rights organizations, service providers, and artists, to the Department of Justice and … Continue reading

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Court Emphasizes Industry in Aereo Case

**Update—IP Clinic client Consumer Federation of America issued the following statement regarding the decision: This decision is bad for video consumers, who have lost an important low cost option for viewing the programming they want whenever, wherever and on the … Continue reading

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Clinic Students File Amicus Brief on Behalf of Leading Consumer Groups in Supreme Court Aereo Case

On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, students at the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic of the Washington College of Law filed an amicus brief (read it here (PDF)) in the pending Supreme Court case American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., … Continue reading

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Power to the People! Five Reasons Fair Use Best Practices are Changing the World As part of #CopyrightWeek, a guest blog post by professor Peter Jaszi, practitioner-in-residence Brandon Butler, and AU professor Patricia Aufderheide on the power of fair use … Continue reading

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NPR’s On the Media Chats with RetroReport

On September 6, 2013, the NPR media analysis show On The Media did a fantastic interview with an IP clinic client: publisher Taegan Goddard, one of the people behind Retro Report. Taegan and his team are doing an extraordinary public … Continue reading

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