Copyright Lobby: The Public Has 'No Place In Policy Discussions'

Posted by BernardSwiss on Mar 27, 2013 1:09 PM EDT
Techdirt; By Mike Masnick
Mail this story
Print this story

"To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts." That is the purpose of Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 of the Constitution, which is sometimes referred to as the "copyright clause" (or "the patent clause"), which enables both areas of law to be created via Congress. It's also the part that is most often ignored. As we've discussed, the whole purpose of this clause is to make it clear that the public are the sole stakeholders when it comes to proper policy making decisions regarding these laws. However, with this new push for comprehensive copyright reform, it appears that the copyright lobby is already working on ways to make sure that the public is marginalized in the discussion.

Full Story

» Read more about: Story Type: Editorial, News Story; Groups: Intellectual Property

« Return to the newswire homepage

This topic does not have any threads posted yet!

You cannot post until you login.