Former RIAA VP Named 2nd In Command Of Copyright Office

Posted by BernardSwiss on Feb 1, 2013 5:23 PM EDT
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We've talked in the past about how unfortunate it is that the US Copyright Office seems almost entirely beholden to the legacy copyright players, rather than to the stated purpose of copyright law. That is, instead of looking at how copyright can lead to the maximum benefit for the public ("promoting the progress of science") it seems to focus on what will make the big legacy players -- the RIAA and MPAA -- happy. Part of this, of course, is the somewhat continuous revolving door between industry and the Copyright Office.

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It's called "Regulatory Capture" Bob_Robertson 2 561 Feb 1, 2013 11:39 PM

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