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Title: "Copyright Termination and Technical Standards"
Authors: Jorge L. Contreras
Andrew Hernacki
Source: University of Baltimore Law Review, Vol. 43(2), pp. 221-253 (2014)
Publication Date: June 24 2014
Free/Fee: Free Access
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Abstract: Section 203 of the Copyright Act permits authors to terminate any grant of rights in a copyright between 35 and 40 years after the initial grant was made. In this article we analyze the application of Section 203 termination to technical standards documents, focusing in particular on the exclusion of works-made-for-hire, the treatment of joint works and derivative works. We conclude that, although Section 203 is theoretically applicable to technical standards, several statutory obstacles would impede the wholesale termination of standards-related license grants. Nevertheless, in order to avoid costly and time-consuming litigation, we recommend that Congress or the courts explicitly acknowledge the inapplicability of Section 203 to technical standards.
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