Tech Group Blasts Copyright Warnings

Law360, New York (August 1, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A trade association made up of Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and other technology giants has fired off a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, claiming that content companies’ copyright warnings have crossed the line.

The Computer and Communications Industry Association said Wednesday that copyright warnings before professional sports events and in DVDs and books are stepping on consumers’ rights to fair use of copyrighted material.

The trade group targeted visual and auditory statements issued by a host of sports leagues, movie producers and book publishers,...
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