Category Archives: U.S. copyright

Copyfight: The global politics of digital-copyright reform

It’s the final day of Research Week here in the Orangespace and I thought we’d end it with an announcement. I’ve been a big fan of the word “copyfight” ever since I heard Cory Doctorow (I think it was him) … Continue reading

Posted in Canada copyright, DMCA, Mexican copyright, SOPA, U.S. copyright, Uncategorized, WIPO Internet treaties | 1 Comment

That Republican copyright critique isn’t conservative: It’s economic

Nice to see that that that Republican memo proposing that copyright be considerably rethought has been getting a lot of coverage. And I’m particularly interested to read an upcoming book that will apparently make the conservative case for copyright reform (h/t … Continue reading

Posted in copyright, U.S. copyright | Tagged , ,

Interested in balanced, user-friendly copyright law? Get ready to start voting Republican [updated below]

One of the most fascinating things about copyright is how it has largely been a non-partisan issue, particularly in the United States. Unlike pretty much every other public-policy issue in existence, you can’t predict how an American politician will vote … Continue reading

Posted in U.S. copyright, U.S. election | Tagged , ,

The Stop Online Piracy Act: History repeating itself?

A little taste of a project I hope to start working on soon, if the funding comes through: As Jessica Litman details persuasively in Digital Copyright, since at least the beginning of the 20th century, the U.S. copyright policymaking process … Continue reading

Posted in copyright, DMCA, public interest, SOPA, Stop Online Piracy Act, U.S. copyright, United States copyright

The copyright hammer

It might just be me, but I’ve noticed an increase (from about zero) in articles and reports on the way that copyright restricts people’s access to information and cultural works, with sometimes negative consequences. This morning, I stumbled across a … Continue reading

Posted in copyright, U.S. copyright