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October 15, 2002

Tech Tuesday, 10-15

Roundup of Tech Stories, Oct. 15, 2002

  • At the Supreme Court, the tech news was the oral arguments on Eldred v. Ashcroft. Most experts judged success unlikely in the goal of overturning the copyright extension law, but advocate Lessig in his own blog discussed the victory of raising the profile of the issue. CopyFight has all sorts of links on the debate.
  • ICANN has transferred control of the dot-org domain from Verisign corporation to the non-profit Internet Society See ICANN's press release
  • Tech activists are promoting two pro-fair use bills, the Digital Media Consumers' Rights Act of 2002 (the "DMCRA") sponsored by Rep. Rick Boucher and Rep Zoe Lofgren's Digital Choice and Freedom Act of 2002 (H.R. 5522, the "DCFA"). See Public Knowledge letters of support on the Boucher bill and the Lofgren bill.

    Posted by Nathan at October 15, 2002 11:35 PM

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