The Future of United States Copyright Formalities: Why We Should Prioritize Recordation, and How to Do It
38 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2013 Last revised: 14 Sep 2013
Date Written: May 6, 2013
This paper, presented at the 2013 Berkeley (BCLT) Symposium, reviews the history of copyright formalities domestically and internationally and the constraints imposed by, and guidance contained in, the Berne Convention. It proposes a purposive approach to formalities which focuses primarily on whom, not what, and suggests a greater role for recordation after an initial transfer of rights.
Keywords: Berne Convention, copyright, formalities, recordation
JEL Classification: K33
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