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The Copyright Alert System Debated by the Congressional Internet Caucus
March 12, 2013

As a follow-up to our recently reported Policy Update blog entitled "Copyright Alert System Goes into Effect," the Congressional Internet Caucus held a briefing on Capitol Hill on …

A Change to Google’s Search Algorithm: Another Copyright Issue
August 17, 2012

As of Monday, August 13, 2012, Google has made a change to its search algorithm downgrading websites that persistently breach copyright laws.  This means that the company will now adjust search …

Intermediaries May Not Be Exempt in Copyright Infringement Cases
July 18, 2012

A recent New York Times article highlighted the case of the British student, Richard O’Dwyer, who is the subject of an extradition order to the U.S. on criminal copyright infringement c…

Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) Rejected by European Union
July 9, 2012

The European Parliament on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, voted overwhelmingly against a controversial trade agreement designed to combat online piracy.  The European Union's (EU) 27 member state…

Oversight of the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator
May 11, 2012

On Wednesday, May 9, 2012, the Senate Judiciary Committee held its third oversight hearing to discuss intellectual property enforcement since the establishment of the Intellectual Property Enfor…

PIPA and SOPA Chronology: How We Got Where We Are Today (1/23/12)
January 23, 2012

Two bills introduced in 2011, the Senate’s Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the House’s Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), would have direct and potentially negative implications for our campus communit…

Annual Report on Intellectual Property Enforcement
April 4, 2012

On Friday, March 31, 2012, the White House issued its Annual Report on Intellectual Property Enforcement .  The 130-page document outlines the Administration’s achievements in and strategi…

Letter on the SOPA Managers Amendment (12/13/11)
December 13, 2011

Letter on behalf of EDUCAUSE, the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), and the American Council on Education (ACE) to Chairma…

Proposed SOPA Fixes from the Higher Education & Library Communities (11/29/2011)
November 29, 2011

This "Proposed SOPA Fixes" document follows on the earlier EDUCAUSE document which identified four key areas of concern in the "Stop Online Piracy Act" or "SOPA" (H…


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