Board Says More Research Needed To Guide Copyright Policy

Law360, Los Angeles (May 3, 2013, 4:53 PM EDT) -- The National Academies' Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy issued a report Thursday proposing a set of research questions that could inform the scope and duration of copyright protection, safe harbors and fair-use exceptions, and effective enforcement strategies.

The STEP report was released less than a week after House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said that he plans to hold a series of hearings to determine whether existing copyright law is still working in the digital age.

The report, titled “Copyright in the Digital...
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