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5 Reasons Why The U.S. Copyright Office Should Be Concerned With The Technical Mandate and Filtering Bill

1. The U.S. Copyright Office’s Own Report States Need For Stakeholder Discussion and Consensus In May 2020, the Copyright Office issued a report on its 5-year study of the DMCA’s Section 512. On technical measures, the Copyright Office concluded: “Regardless of any future congressional action on section 512(i), the development of STMs depends upon voluntary collaboration and consultation within and…

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Oppose Tillis-Leahy’s Legislation for Filter Mandates

About S. 3880, the SMART Copyright Act Senator Thom Tillis and Senator Patrick Leahy introduced S. 3880 to impose content filters on the internet and innovation. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was established to create a careful balance between creators, innovation, consumers and free expression. In the 20 years since passage, the legislation has powered a digital renaissance of…

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