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Virtual Legality Episode 121

Copyright Reform and the DMCA: A CASE Study

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With the US House of Representatives passing the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (or CASE Act) by an overwhelming margin, questions of copyright law, reform, and abuse has once again come to the fore.

What is the CASE Act, and how does it purport to operate?

Why are such organizations as the EFF and ACLU so opposed to the Act?

Why are some reminded of the way the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has been abused?

And what do we think about the whole thing?

CASE Closed...in Virtual Legality.

#CASE #DMCA #Copyright


Discussed in this episode:

"This could be a good topic to break from Blizz/China
@HoegLaw."
Tweet - October 22, 2019 - Justin Greene (@AnimeCwboy)
https://twitter.com/AnimeCwboy/status/1186789463755644928

"House overwhelmingly approves contentious new copyright bill"
The Verge - October 22, 2019 - Makena Kelly (@kellymakena)
https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/22/20927545/copyright-bill-house-congress-hakeem-jeffries-case-act-dmca

"A new copyright proposal would protect designers online — but at what cost?"
The Verge - July 23, 2019 - Makena Kelly (@kellymakena)
https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/23/20703742/case-act-copyright-office-online-designers-congress-bill

"Digital Millennium Copyright Act"
Wikipedia Entry
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Millennium_Copyright_Act#Title_II:_Online_Copyright_Infringement_Liability_Limitation_Act

Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act)
H. R. 2426
https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/2426/text


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"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

Rick has practiced for more than a decade at some of the country's largest law firms, representing IT, software, video game, and other technology companies, as well as the individuals and institutions which fund them.

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