In the second episode of the Copy This Podcast, host Kirby Ferguson talks with Re:Create’s Executive Director Joshua Lamel about the U.S. Copyright Office’s past, present and future. As technology has evolved and introduced things like MP4s, social media and ebooks, the role of the Copyright Office should evolve too for the digital age.
Josh and Kirby take a look at recent changes that unfolded with new leadership at the Library of Congress tasked with trying to catch the office up. Lamel also breaks down for listeners just who has a stake in policies handed down by the Copyright Office and why we should care about this little known — but very important — part of our government.
Episode 3 of the Copy This Podcast coming in a few weeks will feature Mark Lemley, a law professor at Stanford where he teaches intellectual property, computer and internet. Thanks for listening!