Suppressing the copyright heathens

Like other religions, the belief in intellectual property cannot tolerate dissent, least of all the rational dispelling of “myths”. Despite being withdrawn, the paper is still available. Counter to claims of this being  a “watershed” moment, any hope of the government reversing IP rights is sure to disappoint.

Don’t Mess with the Mouse

On Saturday the House Republican Study Committee released a radical but sensible position paper on copyright that called for limiting statutory damages (which are typically far higher than actual damages), expanding fair use exceptions, punishing false copyright claims and limiting terms.

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