William Patry, one of the most well-known and nationally respected copyright practitioners, has explained his reasons for terminating his long-standing Patry Copyright Blog in a final post:


Patry cites the “depressing state of copyright law” and the direction of recent copyright law developments as among his personal and professional reasons for not continuing the blog.

His contributions over the last several years to copyright scholarship from a private practice point of view have been valuable and unique and will be missed. Several of us are trying to persuade him to maintain his archive of over 800 thoughtful and incisive posts on key developments (which he has removed).

If anyone is inclined, he or she should add opinions to the comments section.