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Wu and Cotton mix it up over copyright protection in the digital age

There's a really interesting discussion happening on copyright protections in the new era of YouTube and peer to peer networks. The NY Times organized a debate between Rick Cotton, general counsel of NBC Universal, and Professor Tim Wu from Columbia Law School. You can find it here: bits.blogs.nytimes.com.
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Fair Use Goes International

American creators who produce for the international marketplace—and that means most documentarians these days—complain that Fair Use doesn’t cross national borders gracefully. They’re right.
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Takedowns of Online Video--"We Haven't Seen Any Problems"? Look Here

While my colleague Peter Jaszi and I were at the Consumer Electronics Show last week talking about our latest study, Recut, Reframe, Recycle: Quoting Copyrighted Material in User-Generated Video , we pointed out that more was at stake than business models. Read more...

Online Video and Copyright in Vegas

By Pat Aufderheide, Center Director
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The True Cost of DRM: What Can't We Do Now?

Few consumer electronic technologies have been more contentious than Digital Rights Management (DRM). With companies like Apple and AOL offering DRM-free music, will this protection become a thing of the past? And now that movies are becoming easier to download, how is DRM being applied? These issues and more were recently addressed by panel on Digital Rights Management at the annual Consumer Electronics Show.

 

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