Day 1: You Bought it, You Own It
Copyright policy should foster the freedom to truly own your stuff: to tinker with it, repair it, reuse it, recycle it, read or watch or launch it on any device, lend it, and then give it away (or re-sell it) when you're done.
- EFF: It's Copyright Week: Let's Take Copyright Back
- Public Knowledge: Copyright Law and My Mother’s Heart
- EFF: Who Will Own the Internet of Things? (Hint: Not the Users)
- Public Knowledge: People Will Pay for True Ownership
- CCIA: Omega v. Costco Decision Makes Clear That Copyright Neither Condones Nor Protects Anticompetitive Actions
- CCIA: Unlocking the DMCA’s Stranglehold on Essential Software
- EFF: Where Copyright Fails, New Laws and Guidelines Help Secure Your Right to Tinker
- ALA: Libraries want to fix some things
- ARL: Flaws of the 1201 Rulemaking Process
Day 2: Fair Use Rights
For copyright to achieve its purpose of encouraging creativity and innovation, it must preserve and promote ample breathing space for unexpected and innovative uses.
- ARL announces Fair Use Week 2015 will take place February 23-27
- ALCC: Updating Operating System Now: Where's our Fair Use?
- Creative Commons: The Limits of Copyright: Text and Data Mining
- EFF: Fair Use Is Not An Exception to Copyright, It’s Essential to Copyright
- CCIA: Fairly Useful: The Many Ways Fair Use Helps Industry
- ALA: Money does not solve everything (including copyright)
- CCIA: Rosen v. eBay: The Fair Use Doctrine Effectuating First Sale Rights in the Digital Environment
- ARL: New Fair Use Cases for 2015: Rosen v. eBay and Fox v. DISH
- CCIA: Fox v. Dish Network Lays Some Aereo Concerns to Rest
Day 3: Transparency
Copyright policy must be set through a participatory, democratic and transparent process. It should not be decided through back room deals or secret international agreements.
- ARL: Trade, Transparency and Democratic Values
- CCIA: On Weaponized Uncertainty, Transparency, and Bringing Music Licensing in From the Cold
- ADA: Fair copyright policy starts with transparency
- EFF: Transparency is Necessary to Ensure the Copyright Industry Won't Sneak Policies Through the Back Door
- ALA: Where the heck did all of these librarians come from?
- Public Knowledge: Transparency in Copyright: Needed Now More Than Ever
Day 4: Building and Defending a Robust Public Domain
The public domain is our cultural commons and a public trust. Copyright policy should seek to promote, and not diminish, this crucial resource.
- Creative Commons: For Faithful Digital Reproductions of Public Domain Works Use CC0
- Public Knowledge: Let’s Make It Easier to Expand the Public Domain
- CCIA: Should “The Interview” Remain in Copyright Until 2110?
- New Media Rights: The top 5 things New Media Rights thinks you should know about the public domain.
- Communia: The Little Prince: almost in the Public Domain
- ARL: Copyright Term Extension and the Public Domain