Positions and Job Functions in Copyright & Licensing: The Copyright & New Media Law Newsletter

Who works in copyright law? Obviously entertainment and new media lawyers.  Others include the 450 civil servants in the U.S. Copyright Office, those who research and establish copyright reform policy for the government, people in international organizations such as WIPO that administers copyright treaties. Lobbyists (for copyright reform), academics and economists, publishers, librarians, and those in museums, colleges, and archives all have positions with a copyright function.

The Copyright & New Media Law Newsletter — Special Issue on Jobs (Volume 2010, Issue 2) interviewed people in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. who work in copyright and licensing positions in educational institutions, government, trade associations, cultural institutions, and copyright organizations. We asked them questions relating to job titles, typical duties, issues addressed regularly, education requirements for performing copyright and licensing duties, and more.

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  1. Lisa says:

    I loved the diversity of the people who were interviewed. I think I may be one of those people bitten by the copyright bug. The section about the enforcers brought to mind that I played that role at CVT, though not about copyright, about trademark. I was involved on a project to help investigate uses on the internet (mostly online drug sellers) which infringed on the brand name for one of our drugs. The online sellers would refer to selling “generic” Ranexa (when no generic was approved). Perhaps I should add this project to my resume toolkit.

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