More People Thinking About Smart Copyright Reform
from the about-time dept
With the entertainment industry constantly pushing for ever more draconian changes to copyright law, it seems we're finally seeing some pushback from folks who are extremely knowledgeable about copyright law and its impact. From that, more and more suggestions are popping up, saying that copyright reform really needs to go in an opposite direction. In the last year alone, we've already highlighted proposals from Jessica Litman and Public Knowledge with suggestions on how to reform copyright law. On top of that, William Patry has indicated that his next book will be all about how to fix the copyright system. Now, apparently, we can add Pam Samuelson's voice to the group. SF Gate has a short article by Samuelson highlighting the problems with copyright law today, and then suggesting some ways to fix the system. Apparently, she's about to release a larger report, called "The Copyright Principles Project: Directions for Reform," which will "explore 25 ideas for copyright reform." Once that comes out, we'll be sure to spend some time going through the proposals, but it's great that some of the brightest minds in copyright are all starting to converge on the need to fix copyright law, rather than just keep ratcheting it up.