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In progress we trust

At yesterday’s copyright briefing for new members and staff of the U.S House of Representatives, six aspects of copyright were discussed: the purpose of the copyright law, copyright term and extension, formalities, statutory damages, fair use and first sale—all in ninety minutes, amazing given the complexity of the topic and…

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Not my Maytag!!

Today I attended a briefing for new staff and members of Congress on copyright (free lunch). Event speakers included Mike Godwin, innovation policy director, R Street Institute; Rebecca Tushnet, professor, Georgetown University Law School; Jonathan Band, copyright counsel, American Library Association; and Sherwin Siy, vice president for legal affairs, Public…

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Can I sell my iPod?

At present, digital ownership and copyright is a complicated issue, a fact made clear during an educational briefing hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC) on June 13th. The panel included industry representatives Sandra Aistars, CEO of Copyright Alliance, and Keith Kupferschmid, senior vice president of the Software…

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You bought it, you own it: Copyright policy should foster freedom

To celebrate Copyright Week, the American Library Association will join a number of organizations to exchange ideas, information and actions about copyright reform. From Monday, January 13th until Saturday, January 18th, copyright experts will explore different aspects of copyright law on the District Dispatch. Guest blogger: Tomas A. Lipinski Kirtsaeng’s…

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