June 08, 2005

CDT - "Protecting Copyright and Internet Values"

Center for Democracy and Technology has a "Balanced Framework for Online Copyright Protection" policy paper on "Protecting Copyright and Internet Values"

"This paper seeks to outline a general framework for addressing the problem of copyright infringement on the Internet in a balanced fashion."

I made a comment at Ernest Miller's blog, which has been well-received, so I'll repost it here:

It's important to understand that CDT is basically a business-oriented policy organization, mostly telecomm. Not that that's a bad thing per se. But that's what they are.

The report is "balanced", from their perspective - it's balanced between the interests of the business of big copyright-owners, and in the interests of the business of big tech/bandwidth companies. These are somewhat in conflict, and CDT outlines the issues.

Value add - for a further sense of the genre of these sorts of policy papers, read my earlier post analyzing CDT's Library Censorware Wish List ("Principles").

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in copyblight | on June 08, 2005 11:59 PM (Infothought permalink)
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