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Uncle Pete

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« on: December 21, 2022, 14:18 »
Something more positive as far as artists are concerned, but there are groups fighting against this.

The top two members of the Senate's intellectual property subcommittee are backing a bill that could give the U.S. Copyright Office the power to force internet service providers to use technology that protects against "distribution of stolen content."

Named the Strengthening Measures to Advance Rights Technologies Copyright Act, or SMART Copyright Act, the bill was introduced Thursday in the Senate by Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and came cosigned by Sen. Patrick Leahy, the retiring Vermont Democrat who took over the intellectual property committee from Tillis last year.

If passed, the SMART Copyright Act would give the librarian of Congress the power to compel internet service providers to adopt something the 22-page bill calls "standard technical measures" that could be used "to identify or manage copyrighted works on the service." In a summary of the bill that came from Tillis' office, the senator describes these standard technical measures as programs "to identify and protect against distribution of stolen content," which he says was part of the original intent of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Read more at: https://www.law360.com/articles/1475306/tillis-leahy-back-boosting-copyright-office-s-anti-piracy-role?copied=1

What's going on here is, no one seems to want legislation (laws) that protects the artists/writers/musicians/authors Etc. That would be laws that force better monitoring and oversight. By transferring the authority and power to the U.S. Copyright Office, this bill would create a new path for action.


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