Robert Kasunic

Adjunct Professor of Law

Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Registration Policy and Practices
U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress



Currently Teaching

There are no classes currently associated with this professor.



Degrees & Universities

  • J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law 1992
  • B.A., Columbia University 1985

  • + Selected Publications

  • + Selected Presentations

    • Robert Kasunic, Panelist, Litigation Copyright Limitations (First Sale Doctrine, Fair Use Doctrine, & The Limitation of Liability for Online Service Providers) (Copyright in the Courts: Issues of First Impression, 22nd Annual Spring Conference of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association, Arlington, Va., Apr. 12, 2007).
    • Robert Kasunic, Moderator & Organizer, User Generated Content: The Copyright Conundrum (American University Washington College of Law, Wash., D.C., Apr. 10, 2007).
    • Robert Kasunic, Speech, DRM & Library of Congress: Music, Archives, LOC Positions on DRM (Fair Use vs. Encryption: Digital Rights Management, Catholic University, Wash., D.C., Mar. 21, 2007).
    • Robert Kasunic, Panelist, DRM: Seeking Common Ground (IP Summit on Intellectual Property and Digital Media, The Cable Center, Denver, Clol., May 2006).
    • Robert Kasunic, Speech, 1201 Rulemaking and Section 1201 Litigation (Advanced Copyright Law, Duke Law School, Durham, N.C., March 2006).
    • Robert Kasunic, Moderator, Google Book Search: Fair Use or Foul (Annual Spring Intellectual Property Law Section Annual Spring Meeting, Crystal City, Va., Mar. 2006).
    • Robert Kasunic, Moderator, Google Book Search: Fair Use or Foul (The Copyright Office Comes to California, Cal., Mar. 2006).
    • Robert Kasunic, Panelist, Orphan Works: New Prospects for a Solution (American University, Washington College of Law, Wash., D.C., Feb. 2006).
    • Robert Kasunic, Panelist, Copyright 102 (Federal Communications Commission, Wash., D.C., Feb. 2006).
    • Robert Kasunic, Speech, Inns of Court (Google Book Search: Fair Use or Foul, Wash., D.C., Nov. 2005).
    • Robert Kasunic, Moderator, Google Print for Libraries: Fair or Foul (Luncheon Panel for the DC Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA and the Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Wash., D.C., Oct. 2005).
    • Robert Kasunic, Panelist, Images, Illustrators & Copyright Law - Artists' Rights Issues (American Society of Architectural Illustrators, AIP 20 Conference, Wash., D.C., Oct. 2005).
    • Robert Kasunic, Speech, Copyright Basics and Beyond (Lunch Talk at the National Geographic Society, Wash., D.C., Apr. 2005).
    • Robert Kasunic, Panelist, The Copyright Office Comes to New York, Litigation Year in Review (New York State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section and the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, N.Y.C., N.Y., Apr. 2005).
    • Robert Kasunic, Panelist, The DC Bar, What You Need to Know About the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and its Application (Wash, D.C., Apr. 2005).
    • Robert Kasunic, Speech, P2P and the Future of Copyright (Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts, Columbia Law School, N.Y.C., N.Y., Mar. 2005).
    • Robert Kasunic, Speech, Entertainment and Sports Law (The Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Inc., Columbia, Md., Jan. 2005).
    • Robert Kasunic, Panelist, echnology to the Rescue? Whether DRM and Free Markets Can Tame Illicit File-Sharing Without Government Intervention or Compulsory Licensing (New York Section of the Copyright Society of the USA, The Princeton Club, N.Y.C., N.Y., Dec. 16, 2004).
    • Robert Kasunic, Moderator, The Digital Media Consumer Rights Act and Other Constitutional Challenges to Copyright (AIPLA Annual Meeting, Wash., D.C., Oct. 2004).
    • Robert Kasunic, Panelist, Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit Panel on Alternative Compensation Systems (George Washington University, Wash., D.C., May 2004).
    • Robert Kasunic, Panelist, Fundamentals of Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry: Copyright Law Issues for Artists, Writers, and Entertainers and Digital Music Panel (Sports & Entertainment Law Conference 2004, University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD, Apr. 2004).
    • Robert Kasunic, Moderator, The Future of P2P: Where Do We Go From Here? (DC Bar Intellectual Property Section and the Washington D.C. Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA, Wash., D.C., Mar. 2004).
    • Robert Kasunic, Speech, Digital Copyright Issues for Publishers (Biennial Convention of the Protestant Church-owned Publishers Association, Wash., D.C., Mar. 2004).
    • Robert Kasunic, Speaker, Copyright Basics (Symposium in Honor of the Delegation from the National Copyright Administration of China, United States Copyright Office, Wash., D.C., Mar. 2004).
    • Robert Kasunic, Panelist, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (University of Baltimore's Intellectual Property Law Symposium, Balt., Md., Mar. 2004).
    • Robert Kasunic, Speech, Fair Use by Government Agencies (Federal Library and Information Center Committee, Library of Congress, Wash., D.C., Feb. 2004).
    • Robert Kasunic, Panelist, The New Anticircumvention Rule: Views from the Copyright Office and Procedure Participants (The DC Bar, Wash., D.C., Nov. 2003).
    • Robert Kasunic, Speech, Copyright Basics and Digital Copyright Update (Videoconference to four Federal Depository Libraries coordinated by the Patent and Trademark Depository Library Program, Wash., D.C., Nov. 2003).
    • Robert Kasunic, Speech, Digital Copyright Issues (Videoconference with Syracuse University, Nov. 2003).
    • Robert Kasunic, Speech, , The Folly of "Sharing" in the Digital Age, Practicing in the Public Interest - Reshaping IP Policy in a Digital World (2003 Intellectual Property Law Seminar, Howard University School of Law, Wash., D.C., Oct. 2003).
    • Robert Kasunic, Speech, Use of Copyrighted Material in Government Training (Diplomatic Security Service, Department of State, Tyson's Corner, Va., Aug. 2003).
    • Robert Kasunic, Speech, Update on Copyright Legislation, Litigation and Copyright Office Affairs (Montgomery County Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section, Rockville, Md., May 2003).
    • Robert Kasunic, Moderator & Speaker, Copyright Legislation (The DC Bar, Wash., D.C., Apr. 2003).
    • Robert Kasunic, Speech, International Visitor Program, Protection on Intellectual Property Rights (U.S. Department of State Sponsored Multi-Regional Project, Wash., D.C., Mar. 2003).
    • Robert Kasunic, Speech & Panelist, Why Digital is Different (Art and Music Meet the Digital Age: A Look at the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, University of Maryland School of Law, Balt., Md., Mar. 2003).
    • Robert Kasunic, Speech, Sharing in the Digital Age (Federal Bar Association, Wash., D.C., June 2002).
    • Robert Kasunic, Speech, The Copyright Office Comes to California (Santa Monica & S.F., Cal., Mar. 2002).
    • Robert Kasunic, Panelist, Does Intellectual Property Threaten Intellectual Life? (A Roundtable on Teaching and Research, American Studies Program, Wash., D.C., Nov. 2001).
    • Robert Kasunic, Speech, The Fair Use Analysis (The Library of Congress, Wash., D.C., Nov. 2001).

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