by Christopher Lindquist

Fair Use Under Attack?

Jun 06, 20061 min

Regardless of your position on how much control content providers should have over their material once it enters the digital realm, you should be aware of language in a new bill (PDF) that could make it necessary to acquire licenses for every digital copy of content, even “cached, network, and RAM buffer reproductions.”

Those against the bill claim it “stacks the deck” against fair use and future technologies that might depend upon incidental reproductions of digital content.  You can also check out the Testimony of David M. Israelite, President and Chief Executive Officer for the National Music Publishers’ Association you’re interested in a music-industry insider’s take on the bill.