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Public Knowledge and Rep Zoe Lofgren to Host DMCA Reform panel on Capitol Hill

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Please join Public Knowledge and an expert panel, featuring Corynne Mcsherry of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Blake Reid of the University of Colorado Law School, and Kyle Weins of right to repair group iFixit, in a discussion of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The panel will discuss problems the DMCA gives consumers, innovators, researchers, farmers, and even disabled Americans.

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Pre-1972 Recordings Need Balanced Copyright protection

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Today, Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and Rep. George Holding (R-NC) introduced the Respecting Senior Performers as Essential Cultural Treasures Act (Respect Act). The Respect Act would require webcasters to pay statutory license fees for pre-1972 sound recordings as a condition of using the statutory license for sound recordings made in 1972 and later, which receive federal copyright protection. The bill would not preempt the patchwork of existing state law protections.

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Public Knowledge Participates in the International Day Against DRM

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Public Knowledge is participating in the “International Day against DRM” where groups around the world are discussing the problems with Digital Rights Management, known commonly as DRM. As manufacturers attempt to sneak DRM into more and more products, it is important to remember the ways that DRM limit your right to make use of what you purchase.

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Public Knowledge Explains how Musicians Can Take Their Copyrights Back from Labels in White Paper

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Today, Public Knowledge's Senior Staff Attorney Jodie Griffin released "Rewind, Reclaim: Copyright Termination and the Music Business." The paper is a much needed explanation on the state of copyright termination and how it impacts the artists it should protect. The report highlights the importance of the reclamation right, which gives artists the right to tear up their copyright transfers or licenses after 35 years.

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