House Judiciary Chairman plans comprehensive review of US copyright law


The head of the US Copyright Officer herself admits that copyright law is broken, and has asked Congress to try to create “the next great copyright act.” It looks like Congress might actually take up the torch: US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte says that his group will “conduct a comprehensive review of US copyright law over the coming months,” specifically designed to address whether the laws fit the needs of modern technology.

In a speech given at the World Intellectual Property Day at the Library of Congress, Goodlatte mentioned a few examples of the sorts of problems that he hopes to address in such a review:

The Internet has enabled copyright owners to make available their works to consumers…

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