ERIC Number: ED263903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Copyright and Technological Change. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Courts, Civil Liberties, and the Administration of Justice of the Committee on the Judiciary. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session on Copyright and Technological Change (July 20 and 21, 1983).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.
This hearing addressed three major issues: How should copyright law respond to technological change? Should copyright law accommodate changes initiated outside the law, or attempt to delay change by preserving existing rights? and How should the legal dividing lines be drawn between the sometimes competing demands of consumer and proprietor? Statements and testimony from the following individuals and organizations are presented: (1) John F. Banzhaf, III, professor of law, George Washington University Law School; (2) Joseph F. Coates, president, J. F. Coates, Inc.; (3) Benjamin M. Compaine, executive director, Program on Information Resources Policy, Harvard University; (4) David Lange, professor of law, Duke University School of Law; (5) Frederick Weingarten, program manager, Communication and Information Technologies Program, Office of Technology Assessment; (6) Edward M. Cramer, president, Broadcast Music, Inc.; (7) Roy N. Freed; (8) Arthur J. Levine; and (9) Richard H. Stern. Four appendices include materials from the Congressional Copyright and Technology Symposium, Fort Lauderdale, FL, February 4-6, 1984; materials relating to an Office of Technology assessment study on intellectual property rights in the age of electronics and information; reprints of six articles; and judicial decisions and legislative materials. (JB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Copyright Law 1976