VIDEO: Copyright and the Changing Political Environment in Washington: A View from the Inside @thecsusa #copyright
On January 14 2014 the Copyright Society of the USA’s New York Chapter presented Copyright and the Changing Political Environment in Washington: A View from the Inside. Panelists were Derek Khanna, Author of the RSC Policy Brief: Three Myths about Copyright Law and Where to Start to Fix it, and Ben Sheffner, VP, Legal Affairs at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), moderated by Robert W. Clarida. For most of our country’s history, copyright policy and legislation were largely immune from the partisan rancor that has long characterized other areas such as tax policy, social programs,and privacy protection. The organized revolt against recent efforts to enhance copyright protections, including the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), underscores that things have changed. The panelists, who come from both sides of the debate, explored the competing interests and ideologies that brought us here, and how the heightened role of politics in copyright policy is likely to play out. Video/audio is below.
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