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Rimon Partner Mark Lee’s article “The past through tomorrow: How would proposed amendments to DMCA change the online economy?” published in the Daily Journal

Insight Mark S. Lee Mark S. Lee · June 03, 2020

A recent report by the Copyright Office includes a series of recommendations on how to reallocate rights and risks in ways some stakeholders like and others do not.

Information wants to be free, but intellectual property wants to be protected. The tension between these technological and legal truisms is at the core of the compromises embedded in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, the trailblazing legislation that, for good or ill, has done much to shape the online economic landscape in the 21st century. How well is it doing it, and how could it do it better? Daily Journal members can read the full article here.

Working at the intersection of intellectual property and entertainment, Mark Lee advises celebrities and celebrity estates, studios, and high-tech companies in copyright, trademark, and right of publicity matters.  He has litigated or counseled regarding copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, and/or related rights of musicians Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, Brian Wilson, Neil Young, Steve Perry, Miles Davis, Jackson Browne, and John Lee Hooker; authors John Steinbeck, Harper Lee, Raymond Chandler, William Saroyan, Louis L’Amour, Helen Fielding, and Philip K. Dick; actors Robin Williams, Sylvester Stallone, Groucho Marx, and Doris Day; athletes Jim Brown, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Tiger Woods: fictional characters Betty Boop, Barney, Rocky, Zorro, Dennis the Menace, and Emily the Strange; and photographers Richard Avedon and Jim Marshall.  Read more about Mr. Lee here.