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A good source of some US DMCA and historical Copyright.

From: Russell McOrmond <russell _-at-_>
To: No DMCA in Canada <canada-dmca-opponents (at)>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 12:35:21 -0400 (EDT)

  I am a subscriber to an email-service of the LISNews (Library and
Information Science News) Weblog.  There are many articles this sends out
that are copyright and specifically DMCA related.

  Those from the Canadian library background may want to subscribe and
contribute to this.

U.S. Copyright Primer
      From the: "Copyright" dept.
      Posted by: "ryan" on: Wednesday August 08 12 05 PM
      Story:  Georgia K. Harper's brief and useful introduction to U.S.
copyright law, with a focus on the D.M.C.A.: The balance that copyright
law has achieved between the interests of copyright owners and the
interests of the public has evolved slowly and has been only periodically
adjusted. Today, however, the pace and the magnitude of change threaten to
skew this balance to the point of collapse


The current state of 'fair use'
      From the: "Magical-Disappearing-Rights" dept.
      Posted by: "BrianS" on: Thursday August 09 04 31 PM
      Story:  In this interview, Lawrence Lessig, Stanford law professor
and supporter of consumer's rights, discusses the current state of 'fair
use' in the context of peer-to-peer networks. Lessig is one of the more
notable critics of the DMCA. He will be the keynote speaker at the
upcoming O'Reilly Conference on Peer-to-Peer and Web Services


Academic Face/Off on DMCA

      From the: "Face-Off" dept.
      Posted by: "Blake" on: Thursday August 09 10 35 AM
      Story:  Brian Surratt writes "This article from the Chronicle of
Higher Education discusses two Carnegie Mellon professors who are on
opposite sides of the DMCA debate. David S. Touretzky (Anti-DMCA) is
notable for maintaining the Gallery of CSS Descramblers at his college at
CMU, Michael I

Are Libraries the Next Napster?
      From the: "we-were-here-first" dept.
      Posted by: "ieleen" on: Wednesday August 08 02 38 PM
      Story:  Junk e-mail goddess strikes again. See what you miss when
you're on vacation? It took me like 2 days to find the link to this from
an e-mail message. God knows I'd hate to be accused of lifting something
verbatim. Anyway, every now and again, library stuff makes it into major
news publications. Anyone seen Time lately? Someone is suggesting that we
may be the next Napster. How so? Weren't we here first? Like over a
hundred years first? more... if you really want it

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