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.
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.
- House Republicans release watershed copyright reform paper (boingboing.net)
- An Anti-IP turn for the GOP? (theamericanconservative.com)
- Republicans suggest shockingly sensible ideas for reforming copyright (hyperorg.com)
- GOP Brief Attacks Current Copyright Law (politics.slashdot.org)