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Pages or organizations which debating various issues surrounding copyrights, such as length of coverage or whether the entire copyright concept is valid in the first place.- Category ID : 441009
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Anarchism Triumphant: Free Software and the Death of Copyright

How the Internet and free software render copyrights useless, dooming them much as capitalism doomed slavery.
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A lobbying group formed by typeface designers, targeting copyright protection for the design of fonts in the United States, bringing copyright law in line with other western countries.
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Reevaluating Copyright: The Public Must Prevail

Open source pioneer Richard Stallman discusses some problems with copyright restrictions.
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The Revolt of the Poor - The Demise of Intellectual Property?

With the advent of new media, e-publishing, self-publishing, and differential patent enforcement and pricing - intellectual property rights may be in trouble.
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Jewish Law and Copyright

Rabbi Israel Schneider gives his interpretation of Mosaic law and copyright issues.
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Copyright and Globalization in the Age of Computer Networks

Transcript of a talk by Richard Stallman, on how copyright law no longer protects the public interest, and how it might be curtailed in different ways for different kinds of works.
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Digital Copyright

Book by Jessica Litman about the collision between expectations of freedom of expression and copyright law.
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Washington Post: Copyright, copywrong

The old copyright rules apply, and figuring out just how is giving heartburn to lawyers the world over.
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Perpetual Copyright

Explains how the perpetual copyright policy manifested in the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998 has made it impossible to preserve art.
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I Am Gonna Copy

Poll to vote on the proposition that everything that can be copied should be free, with no copyright and no intellectual property. Also includes links to articles and opinions.
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Slashdot - Canada to Hold Public Hearings on Digital Copyright

Article on the Canadian government holding public hearings on the Copyright Act reform.
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Organization for protecting fair-use rights in the digital world. Advocates a Consumer Technology Bill of Rights including the rights to time-shift and space-shift media and to make backup copies.
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The Campaign to Have Copyright Interests Trump Technology and Consumer Rights

Speech by Gary Shapiro, President of the Consumer Electronics Association, to the Optical Storage Symposium.
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A Great Idea Lives Forever. Shouldn’t Its Copyright?

Opinion article arguing that copyrights, like physical property rights, should last forever. By Mark Helperin.
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A weblog questioning the idea that copyright is necessary for the promotion of creative expression. Has a collection of interesting links.
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History of Copyright

A very simple but authoritative reference for the history of copyrights back to the 14th Century with references.
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Intellectual Property and Copyright Ethics

Academic paper. General introduction to the subject of copyright ethics.
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Infringement Nation: Copyright Reform and the Law/Norm Gap

Essay on the growing gap between what technology allows us to do and what copyright tells us not to do, and how it turns ordinary people into serial infringers. By John Tehranian. [Utah Law Review]

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