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The Customer Is Always Wrong: A User's Guide to DRM in Online Music
January 1, 2005

This guide "translates" the marketing messages by the major services, giving you the real deal rather than spin. Understanding how DRM and the DMCA pose a danger to your rights will help …

Copyright Lobbyists Strike Again
January 1, 2005

"Hollywood and large U.S. software companies chalked up another crucial yet little-noticed victory last week with the final approval of the Central American Free Trade Agreement." …

Lawmaker Revs Up Fair-Use Crusade
January 1, 2005

This article details an interview with Rick Boucher, a Democrat representing the rural 9th District of Virginia, who has introduced a bill to restore some of the fair-use rights taken away by the D…

Preserving Digital Information to Support Scholarship
January 1, 2002

Lynch examines the numerous technical obstacles related to digital information and preservation and describes some efforts in the various arenas. He also discusses the legal, social, and political …

Copyright and Digital Media in a Post-Napster World: 2005 Update
January 1, 2005

The objective of this White Paper, initially released in August 2003 and updated in January 2005, is to provide a foundation for evaluating key questions facing the different stakeholders in the co…

Another Appeals Court Rejects Copyright Subpoenas
January 1, 2005

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) this week lost the same court battle for a second time, in a different court. Echoing a December 2003 decision by the U.S. court of appeals in W…

Students Fight Copyright Hoarders
January 1, 2004

Students at about a dozen colleges and universities have started organizations called Free Culture groups to educate other students about copyright and fight what they see as a tilting of the law t…

Diebold Loses Key Copyright Case
January 1, 2004

Students who sued Diebold Election Systems won their case against the voting machine maker on Thursday after a judge ruled that the company had misused the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and orde…

EDUCAUSE Statement on Copyright Office Interim Regulations for 'Service Providers'
January 1, 1998

EDUCAUSE has issued a letter for members briefly explaining the Interim Regulations for the new Digital Millennium Copyright Act and recommending a course of action to ensure that universities who …

Copyright Office Conducts Study on How to Promote Distance Education through Digital Technologies
January 1, 1999

As required by Section 403 of the DMCA, the Copyright Office conducted a study on how to promote distance learning through digital technologies, while "maintaining an appropriate balance betwe…