Items tagged "DMCA"

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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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Senators Leahy and Grassley Move Forward on Cell Phone Unlocking Bill

June 23, 2014 Cell Phone Unlocking , DMCA

Today, Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) moved forward on new language for the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. The updated version of the bill restores the exemption granted by the Copyright Office under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) allowing customers to “unlock” their cell phones.

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Public Knowledge and Rep Zoe Lofgren to Host DMCA Reform panel on Capitol Hill

June 11, 2014 Copyright , DMCA

Please join Public Knowledge and an expert panel, featuring Corynne Mcsherry of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Blake Reid of the University of Colorado Law School, and Kyle Weins of right to repair group iFixit, in a discussion of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The panel will discuss problems the DMCA gives consumers, innovators, researchers, farmers, and even disabled Americans.

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Public Knowledge Asks Congress for a Permanent Fix to Cell Phone Unlocking

March 28, 2013 Anticircumvention , Cell Phone Unlocking , DMCA

Today, Public Knowledge sent a letter to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees requesting an exemption in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that would allow people to unlock their cell phones. The letter, signed by a slew of organizations, academics, online communities, startup companies, and cell phone unlocking petition author Sina Khanifar, details that […]

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Public Knowledge Proposes Changes To Key Copyright Laws

April 1, 2011 DMCA , Press Release

Public Knowledge has proposed changes to three key portions of copyright law:  (1)  notice and takedown procedures;  (2) how to handle “incidental” copies of material and (3) digital music licensing, as part of the organization’s Copyright Reform Act project.

Three papers, each on one of those topics, as well as the other papers from the Copyright Reform Act project, are posted here.

PK President Gigi B. Sohn announced the policy recommendations today by in connection with the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law.  The project was undertaken in conjunction with the Samuelson clinic and Stanford Cyberlaw Clinic.

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Groups Ask Court To Throw Out ‘Radical Approach’ To Copyright Enforcement

November 16, 2010 DMCA , Press Release

A federal judge in New York should preserve the protections for online service providers provided under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), rather than accede to demands from the entertainment industry which would “turn back the clock” on established copyright enforcement principles, four groups said today in a brief filed with the U.S. District Court in New York City.

The amicus brief is here.

In a case brought by 29 record companies against MP3tunes.com, the groups, Public Knowledge, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Consumer Electronics Association and Home Recording Rights Coalition, said that the faulty interpretations of the law by the entertainment firms could, if upheld in court, would rewrite the 1998 DMCA to industry standards.

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Public Knowledge Pleased With Outcome of Landmark Copyright Case

June 23, 2010 DMCA , Press Release

Background:  Earlier today, U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton, Manhattan, ruled that Google and YouTube were protected by the DMCA safe harbor in a $1 billion lawsuit brought by Viacom for material hosted on the video service.  Order is here.

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Public Knowledge Asks Copyright Office To Help Make Works Available to Visually Impaired

April 22, 2009 DMCA , DRM , Press Release

Public Knowledge has asked the U.S. Copyright Office to recommend a global policy that allows blind or visually handicapped people to use technology to read electronic material that is otherwise protected by digital rights management (DRM).

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Public Knowledge ‘Celebrates’ 10 Years of Digital Millennium Copyright Act

October 27, 2008 DMCA , Press Release

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and Public Knowledge is making certain the occasion is properly observed.

Starting today, and continuing through the week, PK staff will have a series of posts to our policy blog exploring various aspects of “10 Years of the DMCA.” The first one, by Rashmi Rangnath, is up today.

But that’s not all. Through the week, we will also have a series of video interviews with people who have experienced the DMCA’s restrictions and limitations. Our first video, with Vijay Raghavan, an entrepreneur put out of business by the DMCA, is posted as well.

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ISPs Should Not Be Copyright Cops

December 9, 2019 Content Liability , Content Moderation , Copyright , Copyright Reform , DMCA , ISPs , Online Copyright

The internet era ushered in a new way for people around the world to access creative works with the click of a mouse or the tap of a finger. We all know that consumer demand outpaced the business models of entertainment companies, and music, movies, and other copyrighted works were, and still are, often accessed […]

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