Today, U.S. Register of Copyright Maria Pallante stood before Congress to say: we need a new copyright law. Pallante’s prepared remarks (127 KB PDF) to the U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet called for “bold adjustments” to U.S. copyright law. This is a most welcome aspiration. A strong push … Read More “Pallante’s Push for U.S. Copyright Reform”
Timothy Vollmer is Public Policy Manager. He coordinates public policy positions in collaboration with CC staff, international affiliate network, and a broad community of copyright experts. Timothy helps educate policymakers at all levels and across various disciplines such as education, data, science, culture, and government about copyright licensing, the public domain, and the adoption of open policies. Prior to CC, Timothy worked on information policy issues for the American Library Association in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Information, and helped establish the Open.Michigan initiative.
UPDATE: As of 15 February 2013 this bill has been vetoed by the Governor of the State of Sao Paulo. Last year we wrote about the introduction of an OER bill in Brazil. Yesterday, the State of SÃ£o Paulo approved PL 989/2011, which establishes a policy whereby educational resources developed or purchased with government funds … Read More “SÃ£o Paulo Legislative Assembly Passes OER Bill”
Creative Commons has been involved in discussions at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) over the last several years, and weâ€™ve made interventions in support of the public domain, as well as other topics. One issue in particular that is resurfacing at WIPO is a draft treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations, or â€œBroadcasting … Read More “WIPOâ€™s Broadcasting Treaty: Still Harmful, Still Unnecessary”