In this video, Pierre N. Leval discusses the Restatement of the Law, Copyright. Leval joined the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1993. Before that, he served on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York since 1977. He serves as an Adviser for this Restatement.

Questions answered in the video include:

– What is the goal of The American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law?
– What is the role of the project Reporter and Associate Reporters?
– Why is ALI working on a Copyright Law Restatement?
– Why has the Copyright Law Restatement raised concerns?
– What is a specific example of an area where the Restatement may provide clarification?

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Pierre N. Leval

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Pierre N. Leval is a United States Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. At the time of his appointment in 1993, he was a United States District Court Judge in the Southern District of New York.

Jennifer Morinigo

The American Law Institute


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