Items tagged "Copyright Reform"

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Cell Phone Unlocking Bill Passes Out of Senate Judiciary Committee

July 10, 2014 Cell Phone Unlocking , Copyright Reform , DMCA

Earlier today, the Senate Judiciary Committee, led by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), approved S 517, the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. The bill allows consumers to “unlock” their cell phones so they can take a phone with them from one service provider to another.

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Public Knowledge to Testify in First Sale Hearing

May 30, 2014 Copyright Reform , First Sale

On Monday Public Knowledge’s Vice President of Legal Affairs, Sherwin Siy, will testify before the House Judiciary Committee in New York in the hearing titled, “First Sale under Title 17.” Siy will explain that the first sale doctrine is a fundamental principle that balances people’s basic rights to their personal property with authors’ rights to their intellectual property.

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