[linux-elitists] Research Project: Legislation that impacts information rights

Jay Sulzberger jays@panix.com
Wed Apr 9 09:56:40 PDT 2008



On Wed, 9 Apr 2008, John Mark Walker <johnmark@johnmark.org> wrote:

>
> Greetings,
>
> As Ilan and I attempt to document all of the various ways that the US
> government has tweaked (butchered?) IP laws, I was wondering if anyone can
> help pull together the pieces of legislation that I should look at.

Ask Wendy Seltzer, http://wendy.seltzer.org .

oo--JS.


>                                                                      So far,
> I have these:
>
> Federal government -
>
> DMCA 1998
> Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2007 (HR811)
> FAIR USE Act of 2007 ( H.R. 1201)
> PERFORM Act  (S. 256)
> Open Government Act 2007 (S. 849 / H.R. 1309)
> Organization for Intellectual Property (PRO IP) Act of 2007
> H.R.1908 - Patent Reform Act of 2007
> The Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act of 2004  (S.2560)
> Digital Media Consumers' Rights Act of 2003 (HR 107)
> Digital Media Consumer's Rights Act of 2005 (H.R.1201)
> H.R. 3155: Intellectual Property Enhanced Criminal Enforcement Act of
> 2007
> H. Res. 231, H.Res. 169,  and (H.R. 170 the Sunlight Act of 2007)
>
> And on a California state level:
>
> California Induce Act SB 96 (2005)
> California  AB1668 - ODF / Open Standards in Government
>
>
> If you can think of any more, whether on a state or federal level, I
> would appreciate it. Basically, we're researching who supported and voted
> for these bills, and which lobbyist groups supported which politicians.
> We will then publish the information at http://deki.bytesfree.org/
>
> One bill that comes to mind that I may have missed is the Sonny Bono
> copyright act. But basically, we're looking for any legislation, good or
> bad, which has had an impact on our ability to access and utilize
> information.
>
> -JM
> _______________________________________________
> linux-elitists mailing list
> linux-elitists@zgp.org
> http://allium.zgp.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/linux-elitists
>
>



More information about the linux-elitists mailing list