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Archived updates for Friday, September 03, 2004

CNET Copyright Office Pitches Anti-P2P Bill

According to aSeptember 2, 2004 article in CNET, "The Copyright Office's four-page 'discussion draft,' reportedly backs away from the broad sweep of the original Induce Act by making it more difficult for companies to be found liable for copyright violations." An e-mail message that the Copyright Office circulated on Thursday to groups (including IBM, Apple, Hewlett-Packard, the Business Software Alliance, the RIAA and the Motion Picture Association of America) participating in a meeting convened by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary was reported as saying "This draft is intended to facilitate and promote discussion of the issues in a more concrete way than we discussed last Thursday--it should not be taken as our recommendations, and nothing in here should be taken as the official position of the office...We ask that you submit written comments on this draft, by e-mail to this e-mail address, by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3."

Click here for the Statement of the Honorable Marybeth Peters, Register of Copyrights, to the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, during its July 22, 2004 hearing on S. 2560, the Intentional Inducement of Copyright Infringements Act of 2004.
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