Saturday, July 25, 2015

CODE Act would propose Copyright reform (and it belongs in "the library" where "it's free")


Representative Tom Marino (R-PA) and Judy Chu (D-CA)  have introduced (bipartisan) the CODE Act – that is, Copyright Office for the Digital Age Act.  The act will deal with specific reforms in the way the US Copyright Office operates within the Library of Congress.  Marino’s press release is hereParker Higgins has a perspective for Electronic Frontier Foundation, “The Copyright Office Belongs in a Library”, here 
   
Somehow I recall Reid Ewing’s little film about the public library, “It’s Free” (Feb. 23, 2013).  EFF goes into discussing a perception that “library needs” are “antithetical” to business and commercial needs.  My own blogging and publishing activity seems aimed at building a “library”.


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