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July 20, 2004
Witness List for INDUCE Act (IICA) Senate Hearing Now AvailableEmail This EntryPrint This Entry
Posted by Ernest Miller

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:

Looks like a pretty good panel to me, but I wonder where they plan on going with it given the name change. I suspect that they intend to burden shift the search for a solution onto pro-innovation forces and have the INDUCE Act as a default, but we shall see (On the Burden of Persuasion for the INDUCE Act (IICA)).

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Eric Johnson on July 21, 2004 02:23 AM writes...

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.

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Seth Finkelstein on July 21, 2004 05:03 PM writes...

Andrew Greenberg has a page here:


Though I don't know if it's his preferred one.

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Ernest Miller on July 21, 2004 06:03 PM writes...

Thanks. I wrote this post as I was heading out the door and didn't have time to track him down.

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The Induce Act Hearing: Just the Facts, Ma'am from Copyfight Ernest Miller has two essential posts providing background details for the Induce Act hearing tomorrow: A list of additional co-sponsors: Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) [$1,100,390]Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) [Currently, Hollywood does not appear to be a ... [Read More]

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Backing 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]

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