The Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires websites and search engines to remove infringing material upon a request by the copyright owner. Yet, in one week, Google receives well over 6 million DMCA “takedown” requests. Is the system working or drowning? Nova Southeastern University's Copyright Officer, Stephen Carlisle, J.D., takes a look at the competing arguments, and suggests how the system can be improved for everyone.
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On July 15, 2014, The Intellectual Property subcommittee of Congress once again looked at the contentious issue of copyright duration. Nova Southeastern University's Copyright Officer, Stephen Carlisle, J.D., leads us through political and practical reasons for the current length of copyright terms and why it’s not likely to change.
Over a million people just used BitTorrent to download your show. None of them paid you a penny. What are you going to do about it? Stephen Carlisle, J.D., Copyright Officer for Nova Southeastern University, explains the minutiae and criticism of BitTorrent copyright infringement litigation.
Is copyright an unfathomable evil? There are lots of dire pronouncements, with lots of invective and insults hurled. Yet as typical with such cyberspace broadsides, there is very little explanation of precisely how this suppression of innovation occurs. That’s because copyright doesn’t suppress either creativity or innovation. And here’s why.