Items tagged "Copyright"

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Empowering Libraries to Lend Out Ebooks

October 6, 2021 CDL , Copyright , Copyright Reform , Ereaders , Libraries

The COVID-19 pandemic upended life in March 2020. Almost everything was forced online to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, and libraries were not exempted. When the pandemic hit, many libraries were forced to get creative on how to safely interact with their patrons. Libraries had started to invest in enabling online access to […]

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Public Knowledge Joins 5 Consumer Groups Urging Congress To Amend JCPA or Risk Losing Internet Links

June 17, 2021 Copyright , JCPA , journalism

Today, Public Knowledge joined 5 other consumer advocacy groups in a letter urging Congress to amend the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) to clarify that the bill does not expand copyright to article links and that consumers will not have to pay to link to or share articles, including headlines and snippets.

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Public Knowledge Joins Amicus Brief Urging Court to Overturn Sony V. Cox Decision

June 2, 2021 Broadband Access , Copyright , Litigation

Yesterday, Public Knowledge filed an amici curiae brief in the 4th Circuit’s review of the Sony v. Cox lawsuit.

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Public Knowledge Policy Counsel Kathleen Burke to Testify Before Copyright Office Defending Consumers’ Right to Repair Gaming Consoles

April 19, 2021 Copyright , DMCA , Right to Repair , Section 1201 , Triennial Review , Video Games

Public Knowledge Policy Counsel Kathleen Burke will testify before the U.S. Copyright Office this Tuesday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. Her testimony in the hearing on “Repairing Computer Programs” will argue for consumers’ right to repair their own video game consoles. The hearing is one of the Copyright Office’s “Section 1201 Public Hearings,” part of the triennial process for granting exemptions to Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

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Supreme Court Google v Oracle Decision a Fair Use Win for Consumers and Competition

April 5, 2021 API , Competition , Copyright , Fair Use , Google v Oracle

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in the case of Google v Oracle. In its 2019 brief, Public Knowledge urged the Supreme Court to hold that the Java API is uncopyrightable, in accordance with longstanding tradition, industry practice, and common sense. The Court ruled in favor of Google on fair use grounds, but declined to consider the question of copyrightability.

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Public Knowledge Raises Significant Concerns with DMCA 2.0 Digital Copyright Act Discussion Draft

December 22, 2020 Copyright , Copyright Reform , DMCA , Notice and Takedown

Today, Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) released a discussion draft of a bill that would “update” the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

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Public Knowledge Condemns Passage of CASE Act in Funding Bill

December 21, 2020 CASE Act , Congress , Copyright , Copyright Reform , Legislation , Small Claims

Today Congress passed a $1.4 trillion government funding bill that included the CASE Act as a last-minute addition.

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Public Knowledge Responds to Senator Tillis’ “Felony Streaming” Copyright Proposal

December 10, 2020 Copyright , Felony Streaming , Legislation

Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) released a draft of a “felony streaming” provision that he has proposed for inclusion in the Continuing Resolution must-pass government spending bill.

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Meredith Rose to Testify Before House Judiciary Committee On the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

September 29, 2020 Copyright , Copyright Reform , DMCA , Section 512 , testimony

Public Knowledge Policy Counsel Meredith Rose will testify before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee at noon ET Wednesday, September 30.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Appointment of New Register of Copyrights

September 21, 2020 Copyright , Copyright Office

Today, Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden announced her appointment of Shira Perlmutter as the new Register of Copyrights.

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