Copy Fights and the Protection of Intellectual Property
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Source: Mi2N - September 3, 2002
The CATO Institute will be holding a panel featuring Rep. Howard Berman, author of the Anti-P2P bill, on the role of legislation in protecting copyright holders' works. "Some say that content owners have at last gone too far. Others argue that consumers' "fair-use" rights to make limited copies are being threatened. What is the role of legislation versus markets in resolving today's "Copy Fights"?" This discussion is much needed considering recent legislative proposals and the powers that would be conferred to copyright holders. At its heart is a fundamental question: whose role is it to enforce copyright laws and how can consumers fair usage rights be ensured.
The panel debate is to take place on Thursday September 19 in Washington DC. In addition to Rep. Berman, attending are Gigi Sohn, Public Knowledge; Phil Corwin, Butera Andrews; Troy Dow, Motion Picture Association of America; and James Miller, Smith College.
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