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Why Copyrights are Not Community Property

@article{Ciolino1999WhyCA,
  title={Why Copyrights are Not Community Property},
  author={Dane S. Ciolino},
  journal={Louisiana Law Review},
  year={1999},
  volume={60},
  pages={7}
}
This Article argues that copyrights created during the legal of community property are the separate property of the author-spouse. Although community property law purports to vest ownership of all property-including copyrights-in the community, federal copyright law vests ownership of copyrights solely in the author. Given this conflict, federal law preempts state community property law on the issue of initial vesting of copyright ownership. Furthermore, no provision of state community property… Expand
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