The House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet recently held hearings targeted at further exploring intellectual property laws and policy. On July 24, the Subcommittee held another hearing in its series that is examining federal copyright laws, this time focusing on remedies for copyright infringement provided under Chapter 5 of Title 17. This was a follow-up to a previous hearing that focused on the notice and take down provisions of Section 512. Issues addressed in the July 24 hearing include the creation of a small claims ...
HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE COPYRIGHT HEARING: On April 2, 2014, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet held a hearing “Preservation and Reuse of Copyrighted Works.” Witness testimony and a webcast of the hearing can be viewed here. Posted by Tony Lathrop, Apr. 11, 2014.
In the digital age where the internet permeates every aspect of our lives and commerce, the courts are continually called upon to demarcate where and how communications and intellectual property laws apply to the services provided by websites and internet service providers. Many internet-based companies find themselves facing potential liability based upon their legitimate business activities due to the unfortunate attempts by users of their services to thwart the intellectually property rights of others. The U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina is ...
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