WP19 Copyright Protection For Standardized Tests In The Age Of Pool-Based Testing

This white paper will discuss the basics of U.S. copyright law, copyright protection of traditional standardized tests, copyright protection of pool-based tests, and the U.S. Copyright Office’s (“Office”) 2017 interim rules governing the secure test application process. It will also highlight some outstanding questions and issues relating to the interim rules and provide some practical recommendations to test owners based on the Office’s interim rules.

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About the Author


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Joshua A. Aldort is Of Counsel at McAndrews Held & Malloy. Josh has a diverse legal background with a concentration on intellectual property law, including trademark and copyright prosecution, trademark and copyright licensing, trademark and copyright infringement and on-line advertising law.

Josh’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, mid-size and smaller businesses, certification organizations, charitable organizations and individuals. Josh has represented clients in many industries, including medical imaging, toy and leisure, food products, telecommunications, non-profits, social media marketing and advertising, and in assisting certification organizations in protecting their secure tests and secure test questions.

Josh received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Purdue University in 1992. He then went on to receive his juris doctorate with a Certificate of International and Comparative Law from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology in 1996. While in college and law school, he studied in London and served as a Solicitor's Clerk and a Barrister's Pupil, in which he assisted defending clients in courts throughout London.

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