Category Archives: drm

DMCA hearings: MOOCs

Copyright Office: Jacqueline Charlesworth Michelle Choe Regan Smith Cy Donnelly Steve Ruhe John Riley Stacy Cheney (NTIA)   10:45am-12:15pm: Proposed Class 3: Audiovisual works – educational uses – massive open online courses (“MOOCs”) This proposed class would allow students and … Continue reading

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DMCA hearing: university exemption

Copyright Office: Jacqueline Charlesworth Michelle Choe Regan Smith Cy Donnelly Steve Ruhe John Riley Stacy Cheney (NTIA)   Proposed Class 1: Audiovisual works – educational uses – colleges and universities This proposed class would allow college and university faculty and … Continue reading

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DMCA hearings, phone/tablet unlocking

Copyright Office: Jacqueline Charlesworth Michelle Choe Regan Smith Cy Donnelly Steve Ruhe John Riley Stacy Cheney (NTIA)   Proposed Class 11-12: Unlocking – wireless telephone handsets and tablets Proposed class 11 would allow the unlocking of wireless telephone handsets. “Wireless … Continue reading

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DMCA hearings, security research, opponents

Security research continued, opponents   Copyright Office: Jacqueline Charlesworth Michelle Choe Regan Smith Cy Donnelly Steve Ruhe John Riley Stacy Cheney (NTIA)   Opponents: Christian Troncoso, BSA | The Software Alliance: we support good faith security testing. We are surrounded … Continue reading

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DMCA hearings: security research proponents

Library of Congress DMCA exemption hearings   Proposed Class 25: Software – security research This proposed class would allow researchers to circumvent access controls in relation to computer programs, databases, and devices for purposes of good-faith testing, identifying, disclosing, and … Continue reading

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DMCA hearings, LA: Guest post by Betsy Rosenblatt

Guest post from Betsy Rosenblatt   The triennial Copyright Office DMCA exemption hearings began on May 19 for three days in Los Angeles before moving next week to Washington, D.C. for four more days.  I attended the first two days, … Continue reading

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Campbell conference: future of digital tech

Panel IV. Campbell and the Future of Digital Technologies (Moderator, Dean O’Connor)   O’Connor: output of one creative person becomes input for the next. Consider how copyright and fair use work in that system.   Robert Brauneis, George Washington University: … Continue reading

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Public comments on proposed DMCA classes

Public comments on the proposed DMCA classes are up. I had the great privilege of working with EFF’s Corynne McSherry on the noncommercial remix exemption.  The comment of EFF and the Organization for Transformative works is here.  I believe we … Continue reading

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Dial U for unfair competition?

Liveperson, Inc. v. 24/7 Customer, Inc., 2015 WL 170348, No. 14 Civ. 1559 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 13, 2015)   LivePerson “provides customers with live-interaction and customer engagement technology for e-commerce websites, enabling businesses to interact in real-time with their website customers.”  … Continue reading

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House hearing on 1201

House Judiciary Hearing, Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property: 1201 Bonus Library Copyright Alliance statement. Rep. Marino: DMCA is important but there are concerns about misuses; fortunately courts have generally gotten it right to avoid anticompetitive behavior.  We … Continue reading

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