On December 27, 2020, Meaghan Kent was quoted in IPWatchdog on the biggest moments and key events in the world of intellectual property for 2020. The following is an excerpt:
The increased focus by stakeholders, online marketplaces and legislators on anticounterfeiting has been significant and is likely to move forward in 2021, hopefully to a tangible decrease in counterfeit products. The marketplaces are engaging and taking their own voluntary measures, the Department of Homeland Security issued a report and recommendations, the USPTO is involved, and several bills were introduced: SHOP SAFE, INFORM, SANTA, CGSA, and others.
In 2020, the pivot to online classrooms, conferences, and life, generally, impacted copyright use and licensing significantly. The music license space adjusted with the need for digital performance rights increasing, book publishers quickly navigated the demand for online reading and digital use in classrooms, and social media terms took center stage in content sharing and use.
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