Fair Use / Fair Dealing Week 2019: February 25 – March 1

Fair Use / Fair Dealing Week 2019: February 25 – March 1

Fair Use / Fair Dealing Week, coordinated by the Association of Research Libraries (of which GW is a member), is “an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use in the United States and fair dealing in Canada and other jurisdictions.” Fair use and fair...
Dance of Faith:  The Copyright Contest Over Gypsy

Dance of Faith: The Copyright Contest Over Gypsy

The Law Library’s current display, “Dance of Faith: The Copyright Contest Over Gypsy,” highlights the career of Faith Dane, who first came to widespread fame acting as Mazeppa in the stage and screen versions of the musical Gypsy.  Faith’s Mazeppa...
The Egolf Patent Collection Exhibit

The Egolf Patent Collection Exhibit

Christopher Egolf, Law School class of ’75, passed away in 2016.  Armed with his law degree and a background in chemical engineering (B.S. and M.S. from MIT), he had a very successful career as a patent attorney.  He also was an avid collector of anything dealing with...
Rights Fights Over Songs Used in Political Campaigns

Rights Fights Over Songs Used in Political Campaigns

Check out our current display, “Rights Fights Over Songs Used in Political Campaigns,” which explores the fallout when politicians use musicians’ songs without permission. For example, Jackson Browne brought copyright infringement and false...

Pre-1870 Copyright Records

The Jacob Burns Law Library is pleased to announce a new online collection: “Pre-1870 Copyright Records.” The collection provides access to over 2,000 pages of digitized U.S. copyright records created prior to 1870 that had generally been assumed lost. The...
World Intellectual Property Day

World Intellectual Property Day

April 26 is World Intellectual Property Day, marking the date when the World Intellectual Property Organization Convention came into force in 1970.  World Intellectual Property Day was established in 2000 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a...

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