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Proposed HEOA Regulations Issued for P2P Provisions
August 25, 2009

Last Friday, August 21, the Department of Education issued its long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) related to Peer-to-Peer File Sharing on campus networks. The proposed regulation…

RIAA, MPAA resume lobbying push to expand copyright law
September 11, 2008

The Recording Industry Association of America and the Motion Picture Association of America are lobbying for a pair of bills that enjoy bipartisan support. Both are designed to give the federal g…

Update on HEOA and P2P
July 2, 2009

Last August, President Bush signed into law the 1,200-page Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008, termed by one Senator "a well-intentioned contraption of unnecessary rules and reg…

Secrecy claims on copyright treaty
August 20, 2008

The Bush administration's plans for a copyright treaty, dubbed "Hollywood's Christmas list" by privacy advocates, may be disrupted as protests over "secret negotiations&q…

Copyright Renewal, Copyright Restoration, and the Difficulty of Determining Copyright Status
July 24, 2008

It has long been assumed that most of the works published from 1923 to 1964 in the US are currently in the public domain. Both non-profit and commercial digital libraries have dreamed of making t…

ASPP's Best Practices for Locating Copyright Owners Of Photographic and Visual Art
July 29, 2008

The American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP) recommendations to tracking down copyright ownership for works primarily of US authors. The …

5 Things You Should Read about Copyright and Sharing Instructional Materials
July 10, 2008

This ACRL publication serves to instruct and educate readers about topics relevant to library instruction, which are either timely or underdiscussed. The publication's emphasis is on current…

Chopping off thumbs on YouTube
January 17, 2009

Ebert and Roeper, beware: Your thumbs are in jeopardy. In today's Alice-in-Wonderland world of digital copyright enforcement, we shouldn't be surprised that Hollywood is following th…

"The Future of the Internet" Includes Policy Challenges and Social Dilemmas
December 24, 2008

The Pew Internet & American Life Project has issued its report based upon survey findings called "The Future of the Internet III." Technology stakeholders and critics were asked…

Full Report of the Section 108 Study Group
April 2, 2008

The Section 108 Study Group is a select committee of copyright experts charged with updating for the digital world the Copyright Act's balance between the rights of creators and copyright ow…