Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Stanford's Lessig Leads Copyright Campaign

Lessig posted an online petition to change the manner in which copyrights are renewed. Rather than just having the copyright automatically extended, copyright holders would need to pay a $1 fee to extend it.

"Rulings to Hit Home for Bay Area"

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Will public libraries that do not use filtering software be ineligible for Federal funds? "...The case is of particular interest to Livermore, which was sued in 1998 by the mother of a 12-year-old boy who used the city library's computers to download pornographic photos."

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