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Last week it was announced that there would be hearings held by the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act (IICA, née INDUCE Act), however, no witness list had been provided (Hearings to be Held on INDUCE Act (IICA)). The witness list is now available and the name of the hearing has been changed ("Protecting Innovation and Art while Preventing Piracy"). The witnesses are:
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Please see LawMeme's well-organized index to everything I've written on the topic: The LawMeme Reader's Guide to Ernie Miller's Guide to the INDUCE Act.
I'm not sure I see this as a "good" panel. It is missing a few obvious representatives such as a librarian, a consumers group representative, and perhaps a copyright lawyer of the academic type. NetCoalition is a good start, but as your very own "hit list" shows, the INDUCE Act cuts a much broader swath through consumer technology. Maybe I'm hoping for too much, or under valuing the potential contributions of the IEEE representative.
I guess we'll see.
Andrew Greenberg has a page here:
Though I don't know if it's his preferred one.
Thanks. I wrote this post as I was heading out the door and didn't have time to track him down.
Tracked on July 21, 2004 04:46 PMBacking Away from the INDUCE Act (IICA) from The Importance of... Retrograde motion has been spotted among some of the early adherents of the Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act (IICA, née INDUCE Act). Two significant supporters of the bill are having second thoughts: the Business Software Alliance and Hiawatha B... [Read More]
Tracked on July 23, 2004 02:36 AM