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.