Copyright discussions and developments in the United States

The increased attention to questions of intellectual property rights and responsibilities is due in large measure to economic pressures and to the opportunities offered by the electronic information network. The core concept of us copyright law is built around the use of the work with owners being granted special rights of use for a limited time. The current issue is how to determine ways of redistributing, to individuals and to society, the fruits of investments granted to support the work of inventors, scientists, scholars and other creative thinkers.