Copyright Catches Up

Copyright law has traditionally been viewed as the branch of intellectual property (“IP”) law that has lagged behind patents and trademarks. Some may say that this lag is because copyright law faces technological challenges that trademarks and patents do not. For example, streaming has been a constant issue that has made it harder for copyright laws to keep up with technology. As a result, Congress has recently passed legislation to try to bring copyright laws up to speed with the rest of IP laws.