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Dylan Gilbert on Copyright's Termination Right

Season 1, Ep. 456

In this episode, Dylan Gilbert, Policy Counsel at Public Knowledge, discusses his new white paper, "Making Sense of the Termination Right: How the System Fails Artists and How to Fix It," which he co-authored with Meredith Rose and Alisa Valentin. Gilbert begins by explaining what copyright's termination rule is, how it works, and why it was created. He observes that it is supposed to benefit artists, by enabling them to reclaim their copyrights after a fixed period of time, but that it is often hard for them to assert and beset by uncertainty. He argues that termination should be automatic, happen sooner, and be governed by clear rules. Gilbert is on Twitter at @dgilbert_PK.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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