November 14, 2013 | By Mitch Stoltz

EFF & Stanford Join the Commerce Department's Conversation on How to Fix Copyright

Copyright law is at a crossroads, with Congress holding hearings to talk about changes and other parts of government offering their input on what those changes should be. Yesterday, EFF and the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School sent comments to the Department of Commerce giving our views on some key fixes to copyright.  EFF and CIS wrote about (1) the legal framework for "remix" in the new digital economy; (2) the notice-and-takedown procedures for Internet sites in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; (3) the "first sale" doctrine for digital goods; and (4) copyright's out-of-control statutory penalties.

Hopefully, the Commerce Department's task force will join the call for Congress to make copyright better for Internet users, entrepreneurs, artists, and creators of all sorts.


Deeplinks Topics

Stay in Touch

NSA Spying

EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

Follow EFF

Check out our Stupid Patent of the Month, from a company that seems to think it invented passwords. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks...

Jul 29 @ 4:19pm

Users should be informed when their content comes under threat of removal from the Internet. This tool could help. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks...

Jul 29 @ 4:05pm

"Surveillance technologies are being deployed by local police across the US, often without any oversight." http://www.alternet.org/civil...

Jul 29 @ 1:47pm
JavaScript license information