U.S. Register of Copyrights at the Library of Congress Resigns Suddenly

U.S. Register of Copyrights at the Library of Congress Resigns Suddenly

On Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, the United States (U.S.) Register of Copyrights at the Library of Congress, Maria Pallante, resigned suddenly. Pallante’s letter of resignation, leaked to “The Hollywood Reporter,” came after the newly appointed Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, announced that Pallante had been moved to another position, senior advisor for digital strategy. At this […]

Sentencing for Murderer of Rare Book Dealer

Sentencing for Murderer of Rare Book Dealer

This past week, on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, a judge with the Oxford Crown Court in the United Kingdom sentenced Michael Danaher to life in prison for murdering rare book dealer, Adrian Greenwood. The purpose of the crime was to steal a rare first edition of the book, “The Wind in the Willows.” Danaher argued […]

U.N. to Investigate International Law Violations

U.N. to Investigate International Law Violations

On Aug. 25, 2016, the United Nation’s Office of the High Commission for Human Rights (OHCHR) requested the United Nations (U.N.) conduct an investigation in response to violations of international law in Yemen. Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, commented that the civil war in Yemen has caused “Civilians […]