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Senate passes copyright bill September 26, 2008

Posted by cynhudson in Library Related Legislation, Library Stuff.

While many people were preparing for the debate on Friday, the Senate swiftly passed an intellectual property bill, entitled the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Act, that would create a new executive level position to oversee the enforcement of copyright.  Among other things, this legislation would allow federal and local law enforcement to receive federal funds to fight copyright violations.  The bill will now be routed to the House for a vote.  See the links below for full story. 

References & More Sources

Kravets, David.  “Senate Passes Bill Creating ‘Copyright Czar’Wired. 09/26/08.

Tessler, Joelle.  “Senate Passes Intellectual Property Bill“.  Business Week.  09/26/08.



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