GOP proposes copyright reforms

On Friday, the Republican Study Committee released a paper analyzing the current copyright regime, and suggesting major reforms directed to reducing the public cost of current law.

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More details from Techdirt here.

The report was so well-written and powerful in its defense of public benefit (as opposed to content creator benefit) so it may come as no surprise that it was disavowed by the RSC in a matter of hours. Presumably the content industry wasted no time it bringing its power and influence to bear.