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LA Times: Group to Offer Up Net Copyright Changes

May 22, 2000, 13:21 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by P.J. Huffstutter)

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"Amid the legal wranglings between Napster and the recording industry over digital music swapping, the Progressive Policy Institute is expected to meet with Congress on Wednesday to propose changes to federal copyright laws and give judges more power to punish music pirates."

The changes include requiring Internet companies to collect personally identifiable and verifiable information from their users, instead of allowing people to sign onto a service anonymously; to set a specific time frame for the "notice and take down" process for removing infringing material off the Net; and to let judges grant injunctions against companies such as Napster whose services are substantially used for exchanging pirated material."

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