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Indexing the internet and searching for “free”

“If we can put a man on the moon and we can transplant a heart, we surely can say when something shows up ‘free’ and do something about that.” Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA). In March, the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee

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Appeals court decision undermines free speech, misinterprets copyright law

Last week, the American Library Association (ALA) joined an amicus brief calling for reconsideration of a 9th circuit court decision in Garcia v. Google, case where actress Cindy Sue Garcia sued Google for not removing a YouTube video in which

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Takedown notice ≠ infringement

Amidst a flurry of congressional hearings and treaty negotiations, it is important to remember that statistics often tell half of the story. As I catch up on recent U.S. House subcommittee hearings, I continue to marvel at how often both

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Jim Neal represents libraries at House Judiciary subcommittee copyright hearing

Yesterday, the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet held a hearing entitled, “Preservation and Reuse of Copyrighted Works.” The hearing convened a panel of witnesses representing both the content and user communities to discuss a

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Are young Americans losing their religion with the Copyright Act?

It’s the early 1990s. You’re driving home from school with your friend when “Losing My Religion” by REM comes on the radio. “I love this song!” she yells, knocking your awkwardly oblong “car phone” out of the cigarette lighter as

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