New Group Copyright Registration Option Raises Questions Around Definition of ‘Published’ in the Digital Age

Since a work must be “published” in order to be registered using the GRTX option, the mechanism has been criticized as not benefiting the individual authors and bloggers who need it the most.  According to an article by Aaron Moss “[t]he definition of ‘publication’ hasn’t changed since the 1976 Copyright Act was first enacted, even though our conception of publishing certainly has evolved in the digital age [and] the statutory definition is clear that the public performance or public display of a work does not, in and of itself, constitute publication.”

Source: New Group Copyright Registration Option Raises Questions Around Definition of ‘Published’ in the Digital Age

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