Copyright Dangers and the Importance of Fair Use Electronic Publishing, 10/29/00

Copyright Dangers and the Importance of Fair Use-

Constitution, Article 1, Section 8

Copyright Background/Origins

Delicate balance

What has copyright become (1/2)

What has copyright become (2/2)

Disturbing Legislation

The erosion of the public domain-

What’s part of Public Domain?

Lawyers defining the Public Domain

A simpler description

Importance of Public Domain

What threatens it?-

Time before works enter public domain

Lengthier Copyright Means

Works that should have already entered the Public Domain (but didn't)

Works that should have entered the Public Domain in the next few years (but won't)

The Digital Dilemma: Intellectual Property in the Information Age

A Study of the National Research Council/CSTB

Study Committee (Part 1 of 2)

Study Committee (Part 2 of 2)

A Long Standing Balance: Copyright Law

The Digital Dilemma: The Balance Upset

Previous bundling becomes unraveled

Implications: Control and Access

Digital IP Issues are Complicated

Digital IP Issues Have Advocates With Vigorously Different Perspectives

No Need to Overhaul IP Laws, But:

Selected Highlights from the Study

Characteristics of the Techniques for Technical Protection

Characteristics of the Techniques for Technical Protection

Traditional Business Models for Protecting IP

Maybe less traditional Business Models are better

Less Traditional Business Models for Protecting IP

Less Traditional Business Models for Protecting IP (2)

Economic Impact Research Recommendations

Personal Observations

Personal Observations

For Additional Information...

Anti-Circumvention & Rule-Making (1/2)

Anti-Circumvention & Rule-Making (2/2)

Outrage at Anti-Circumvention Rulemaking Decision Digital Future Coalition 10/26/00 press release

Outrage at Anti-Circumvention Rulemaking Decision American Library Assn ALAWON 9:85, October 26, 2000

Outrage at Anti-Circumvention Rulemaking Decision Congressman Rick Boucher October 27, 2000 press release

Concern about Anti-Circumvention Rulemaking Decision US Dept of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) 9/29/00 letter to Copyright Office from Gregory L. Rohde

Database Protection Legislation

Copyrighting Facts: Proposed Database Extraction legislation

NRC analysis of Coble Bill

Further commodification of information, diminishment of exploration and experimentation-

Dangers

Fair Use is Disappearing

Use of IP Laws to inhibit free speech and stifle creativity

Economics and Contract Laws preempting long-standing rights

Further commodification of information

Why does any of this matter?

Copyright Dangers and the Importance of Fair Use