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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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Strong Opposition to Tillis-Leahy S. 3880 on Technical Mandates

Groups come out in strong opposition to S. 3880, legislation that would impose government-mandated content filters on the internet and innovation, giving government bureaucrats the power to decide how Americans’ everyday digital products and services work. This new round of opposition follows the thousands of members of the public who already told the U.S. Copyright Office they oppose technical mandates…

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