LA Times: Group to Offer Up Net Copyright Changes

[ Thanks to Paul
for this link. ]

“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
; 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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