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Copyright in the Digital Age

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Malia Chung

on 27 April 2010

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Transcript of Copyright in the Digital Age

Copy...right ...left ...wrong what does this even mean anymore? ? 102 Subject matter of copyright: In general28
(a) Copyright protection subsists, in accordance with this title, in original
works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known
or later developed, from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise
communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device. Works of
authorship include the following categories:
(1) literary works;
(2) musical works, including any accompanying words;
(3) dramatic works, including any accompanying music;
(4) pantomimes and choreographic works;
(5) pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works;
(6) motion pictures and other audiovisual works;
(7) sound recordings; and
(8) architectural works.
(b) In no case does copyright protection for an original work of authorship
extend to any idea, procedure, process, system, method of operation, concept,
principle, or discovery, regardless of the form in which it is described, explained,
illustrated, or embodied in such work.
it means this...duh!! 1000000 pages of ....lskjgaieur this...?????? Policy Problem To enhance and revise the current copyright law so that it includes a chapter dedicated specifically to address all aspects of technology and copyright, in such a way that all citizens will clearly understand their rights and restrictions of technology use in terms of consumerism, reproduction, creation, distribution, and innovation. D e c i s i o n - M a k i n g - A u d i e n c e implementation execution regulation background and History Fair use
Digital Rights Management
Digital Millennium Copyright Act 1998
Strategic Plan 2008-2010 technology is everywhere
young generations don't care
people don't really know what's fair copyright law was meant for a few but is now being applied to everyone!!! major stakeholders:
general consumers
digi age consumer-creators
professional creaters/artists
which means it needs to be understood by everyone!!! alternative possibilities
Downwrard Spiral: complete rejection/disobediance by the upcoming generation
Big Man Wins: corp takeover resulting in "dumb devices" that will restrict creativity and innovation

Simplicity Succeeds: regulation is reasonable, creativity and innovation boom
Big Man Cooperates: corps make guidelines clear and reasonable
Recomendations revised copyright law with digital age chapter
clearer "fair use" guidelines
creative commons type labeling for commercial works that make it simple for the average joe to know what's "fair"
digital age / technology division within Copyright Office
education initiative
requirements to make available specific allowances for how material can and cannot be used
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