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Lawyers Urge Sweeping Overhaul Of Copyright Law

Law360, New York (April 30, 2013, 8:39 PM EDT) -- With Congress planning a comprehensive review of copyright law in the coming months, attorneys say there is no shortage of legislative changes that should be considered, including a wholesale revision of the law to account for new technology and more modest changes like creating a copyright small claims court.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said in a speech last week that he plans to hold a series of hearings to determine whether existing copyright law is still working in the digital age. While any legislation is likely to be a long way off and spark hard-fought battles between the...

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