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Wendy Seltzer v. MPAA on DMCA

Wendy Seltzer, former EFF staff attorney, now professor at Brooklyn Law School, debates Fritz Attaway, attorney for the MPAA, at the Wall Street Journal Online (subscription NOT required). It's a nice, concise exposition of the two sides of the DMCA controversy. Ms. Seltzer: We're both talking about balance...

CEA Defends Home Recording

This week, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is running a great ad [PDF] in the Capitol Hill newspaper, Roll Call, reminding Congress that the entertainment oligopolies have cried wolf about new technologies many times before. The ad collects a century-worth of fear mongering by an industry focused on...

S1RA Update: Encouraging Signs from DC

Yesterday, the House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property simultaneously introduced and approved H.R. 5553, the Section 115 Reform Act (S1RA, aka SIRA). Although the measure still contains dangerous language that threatens fair use, Representatives Boucher (D-Va.) and Lofgren (D-Ca.) both explicitly stated at the hearing...

Coalition Letter Opposing SIRA

A broad coalition has now sent a letter [PDF] to Reps. Lamar Smith and Howard Berman opposing SIRA. The signatories are: American Association of Law Libraries BellSouth Corporation Bonneville International Corp. Computer & Communications Industry Association Consumer Electronics Association Consumer Project on Technology Cox Radio, Inc. Electronic Frontier...

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