Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Lawmakers Seek to Strengthen Fair Use

From The Chronicle of Higher Education:

"A bill that would make it easier for scholars to use copyrighted works without running afoul of copyright law was introduced today by Rep. Rick Boucher, Democrat of Virginia, and Rep. John Doolittle, Republican of California. Representative Boucher has long been a friend of academic librarians and technology companies for advocating that copyright law gives content owners too much control over the works they own to the detriment of innovation and research."

Comment: A bipartisan bill to protect fair use? What a concept! I don't see why it should be restricted to scholars, though.