ERIC Number: ED474410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Consumer Benefits of Today's Digital Rights Management (DRM) Solutions. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property of the Committee on the Judiciary. House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Second Session (June 5, 2002).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.
The Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, Committee on the Judiciary met, pursuant to call, at 2:15 p.m., in Room 2141, Rayburn House Office Building, to review the consumer benefits of today's digital rights management (DRM) solutions. The Honorable Howard Coble, a Representative in Congress from North Carolina and Chairman of the Subcommittee, presided. Opening statements are provided by the Honorable Howard Coble; the Honorable Howard L. Berman, a Representative in Congress from California, and Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property; and the Honorable Rick Boucher, a Representative in Congress from Virginia. The following witnesses provided oral testimonies and prepared statements: Mr. Will Poole, Vice President, Windows New Media Platforms Division, Microsoft Corporation Oral Testimony; Mr. James Alexander, Director, eBooks Publishing Adobe Systems, Inc.; Mr. Peter Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer, SunnComm, Inc.; and Mr. Frank Hausmann, Chief Executive Officer, CenterSpan Communications Corporation.Letters, statements, etc., submitted for the Hearing included: prepared statement of the Honorable Howard L. Berman; and prepared statement of the Honorable Zoe Lofgren, a Representative in Congress from California. An Appendix includes the following, submitted for the Hearing Record: prepared statement of William Krepick, President and CEO, Macrovision Corporation; prepared statement of Neil MacDonald, Vice President, Director of Research, Gartner; letter from Jonathan Zuck, President of Association for Competitive Technology; and letter from Chris Hoofnagle, Legislative Counsel, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Jason Young, IPIOP Clerk, Electronic Privacy Information Center, and Fred von Lohmann, Senior IP Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation. (AEF)
Descriptors: Copyrights, Fair Use (Copyrights), Information Policy, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Internet, Legislation, Ownership, Public Policy, Users (Information)
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.