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Senate Passes Copyright Clarification Bill

WASHINGTON, August 3, 2010 – The Senate has passed a bill based on recommendations from the Copyright Office that will make it easier to transition to digital recordkeeping.

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WASHINGTON, August 3, 2010 – The Senate has passed a bill based on recommendations from the Copyright Office that will make it easier to transition to digital recordkeeping.

The bill, called the Copyright Cleanup, Clarification and Corrections Act, was both introduced and passed right before Congress went into recess on August 2. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT), who introduced the bill, said it will make “common-sense” clarifications and corrections to current copyright legislation.

Jeff Sessions (R-Ala), ranking member of the committee, said the bill will help to clarify copyright laws made hazy by ambiguous or conflicting court rulings.

In addition to easing into digital recordkeeping, the act would allow people to file for copyrights electronically. The bill also allows for copyright holders to retain rights to their works if they have been included on a record album, which the bill said is not equivalent to publishing one’s work.

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Public Knowledge Celebrates 20 Years of Helping Congress Get a Clue on Digital Rights

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Screenshot of Gigi Sohn from Public Knowledge's 20th anniversary event

WASHINGTON, August 3, 2010 – The Senate has passed a bill based on recommendations from the Copyright Office that will make it easier to transition to digital recordkeeping.

The bill, called the Copyright Cleanup, Clarification and Corrections Act, was both introduced and passed right before Congress went into recess on August 2. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT), who introduced the bill, said it will make “common-sense” clarifications and corrections to current copyright legislation.

Jeff Sessions (R-Ala), ranking member of the committee, said the bill will help to clarify copyright laws made hazy by ambiguous or conflicting court rulings.

In addition to easing into digital recordkeeping, the act would allow people to file for copyrights electronically. The bill also allows for copyright holders to retain rights to their works if they have been included on a record album, which the bill said is not equivalent to publishing one’s work.

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In Google v. Oracle, Supreme Court Hears Landmark Fair Use Case on Software Copyright

Jericho Casper

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Photo of Tom Goldstein from the Peabody Award used with permission

WASHINGTON, August 3, 2010 – The Senate has passed a bill based on recommendations from the Copyright Office that will make it easier to transition to digital recordkeeping.

The bill, called the Copyright Cleanup, Clarification and Corrections Act, was both introduced and passed right before Congress went into recess on August 2. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT), who introduced the bill, said it will make “common-sense” clarifications and corrections to current copyright legislation.

Jeff Sessions (R-Ala), ranking member of the committee, said the bill will help to clarify copyright laws made hazy by ambiguous or conflicting court rulings.

In addition to easing into digital recordkeeping, the act would allow people to file for copyrights electronically. The bill also allows for copyright holders to retain rights to their works if they have been included on a record album, which the bill said is not equivalent to publishing one’s work.

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Fair Use is Essential But its Enforcement is Broken, Says Senate Intellectual Property Subcommittee

Elijah Labby

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Screenshot of Grammy-winning recording artist Yolanda Adams from the hearing

WASHINGTON, August 3, 2010 – The Senate has passed a bill based on recommendations from the Copyright Office that will make it easier to transition to digital recordkeeping.

The bill, called the Copyright Cleanup, Clarification and Corrections Act, was both introduced and passed right before Congress went into recess on August 2. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT), who introduced the bill, said it will make “common-sense” clarifications and corrections to current copyright legislation.

Jeff Sessions (R-Ala), ranking member of the committee, said the bill will help to clarify copyright laws made hazy by ambiguous or conflicting court rulings.

In addition to easing into digital recordkeeping, the act would allow people to file for copyrights electronically. The bill also allows for copyright holders to retain rights to their works if they have been included on a record album, which the bill said is not equivalent to publishing one’s work.

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