The witness list for upcoming copyright hearings raise significant questions about who the subcommittee is really listening to.
The House IP Subcommittee recently announced its plans to hold its next two hearings in its series on copyright reform. The first, to be held this Thursday, July 25th, is entitled “Innovation in America: the Role of Copyrights.” The next, to be held next Thursday, August 1, is as-yet untitled, but will apparently be about the role of technology in innovation.
This announcement raises a few questions for the upcoming hearings. Why are they being structured this way? What, exactly, does the subcommittee hope to learn from the witnesses in them? And how will that information contribute to the cause of copyright reform?