American copyright law is broken. In fact, its failings are leading lawyers and scholars to find resourceful strategies to work around the deficiencies in the current state of the law. These strategies, the lecturer argues, indicate that a fundamental overhaul of copyright law is imminent. After lamenting the disconnect between academia and the practicing bar and examining the present laws' shortcomings felt by authors, distributors, and consumers alike, the lecturer provides three goals a new copyright regime should meet. First, copyright law should be more easily accessible and, likewise, understandable for non-lawyers. Second, the new copyright laws should reduce the distributors' current advantages while affording authors greater benefits. Third, the new law, however reinvented, should restore the historical freedoms enjoyed by consumers of copyrighted works. That said, getting all interested parties to agree on a workable copyright regime presents another hurdle in itself.
The Copyright Revision Act of 2026,
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