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No Technical Mandates: Strong Opposition Voiced to Copyright Office

Creators, Consumers, Libraries and Tech Tell Copyright Office “No” On Technical Mandates & Filtering The U.S. Copyright Office’s request for input on the use of technical measures to address copyright infringement triggered a massive response in opposition. While organizations representing creators, consumers, libraries, startups and more raised the concerns of their members, thousands of comments were also filed by members…

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Copyright Corner Q&A Series: Jessica Maddox, University of Alabama

Our latest installment features a discussion with Jessica Maddox, Assistant Professor of Digital Media Technology at the University of Alabama on pushing the boundaries of what we understand about influence, creators and tech platforms. Professor Maddox provided a preview to her upcoming book, The Internet is for Cats: Attention, Affect, and Animals in Digital Sociality, scheduled to come out this…

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Right-To-Repair: Why We Care

Our nation’s copyright laws were created to foster knowledge, creativity and innovation, but there are too many examples today of how copyright law is abused to do just the opposite. When product manufacturers use copyright law to prevent consumers from repairing products they own, they stifle innovation, competition and progress.   Software is ubiquitous today – in our cars, our phones,…

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