The 25th Anniversary of Feist Pubs. Inc. v. Rural Tel. Svc. Co., Inc., 499 U.S. 340 (1991): A Discussion of Copyrightable Subject Matter and Copyright Registration Practice
This event is co-sponsored by the Program for Information Justice and Intellectual Property and the DC Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA
Keynote Address: Robert J. Kasunic
Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Registration Policy & Practice
Warren Building, Room NT01
New Campus: 4300 Nebraska Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
The United States Supreme Court decision Feist Publications, Inc., v. Rural Telephone Service Co. made clear that originality is a constitutional requirement for copyrightability and therefore registerability. Robert J. Kasunic will discuss copyright registration practice and the clarifying role that the newly-released Third Edition of the Compendium of Copyright Office Practices plays in articulating the legal limits on copyrightable subject matter. Subsequent panels will examine specialized topics in copyright law and registration policy, including a focus on software and a discussion of useful articles and copyright at the edges of developed law.