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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Professor Trimble Addresses 'International Orphan Works' on Goldman's Technology & Marketing Law Blog

The Boyd School of Law is very pleased to announce that Professor Marketa Trimble recently guest blogged ("The Problem of 'International Orphan Works'") on Eric Goldman's Technology & Marketing Law Blog.

As background, the U.S. Copyright Office recently extended the deadline by which the public may submit comments on issues related to orphan works until February 4, 2013. In her post, Professor Trimble explains that the Office is gathering suggestions for shaping future U.S. legislation and taking other actions to address the issues of works whose copyright has not expired, yet the owner of the copyright cannot be identified or located. Professor Trimble also notes, however, that legislating on orphan works at the national level cannot solve an important problem: the problem of establishing the status of an orphan work internationally. To read more about the problem of (and possible solutions for) 'international orphan works,' click here.

Professor Trimble joined Boyd's full-time faculty in 2010, bringing expertise in Conflict of Laws, Patent Law, Cyberlaw, International Intellectual Property Law, Private International Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright Law, European Union Law, and Comparative Law. She is a graduate of Stanford Law School (J.S.D., 2010; J.S.M., 2006) and the Law School of Charles University in Prague (Ph.D., 2002; JUDr., 2001; and Mgr., 1997).