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CIS Moves To File Amended Complaint

This case had been on "administrative retirement" pending the Supreme Court's decision in Eldred v. Ashcroft. Eldred was decided in January and in February, CIS filed a Motion To File First Amended Complaint.
The proposed First Amended Complaint replaces the arguments why the Copyright Term Extension Act is unconstitutional with a new argument based on Justice Breyer's dissent in Eldred, that the new term is effectively perpetual. Read more » about CIS Moves To File Amended Complaint

Privacy and First Amendment Symposium

Uniting Privacy and the First Amendment in the 21st Century is an activist symposium designed to explore the interplay between privacy and First Amendment rights with the goal of developing strategies for optimizing both.

Information Sessions and Working Groups will foster problem solving and future collaboration among attendees.

The Symposium will be held Friday, May 9th at Preservation Park in Downtown Oakland, California.

Sponsored by:
First Amendment Project
Electronic Privacy Information Center
California Office of Privacy Protection Read more » about Privacy and First Amendment Symposium

Chronicle of Higher Education quotes CBI's Executives on CARP Reform Bill

COLLEGE BROADCASTERS say a Congressional bill to reform how
the Copyright Office settles disputes over royalties doesn't
go far enough in helping college radio stations that want to
play music over the Internet.
--> read the article CIS provided comments on the bill on behalf of CBI with the House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property. Read more » about Chronicle of Higher Education quotes CBI's Executives on CARP Reform Bill

CIS Wins Procedural Ruling in Copyright Office in the 2003-2004 CARP

Today, April 10, 2003 the Copyright Office granted the motion of Collegiate Broadcasters, Inc. to reschedule the deadlines for noncommercial entities (including educational and community radio stations and groups) to file direct cases in the new webcasting CARP, and for other pre-controversy discovery. Download file . This ruling will allow several more months in which the parties may attempt to reach an amicable agreement, in accordance with the Small Webcaster Settlement Act of 2002. Read more » about CIS Wins Procedural Ruling in Copyright Office in the 2003-2004 CARP

Court of Appeals Sets Dates For Internet Radio Appeal

On April 4th, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued long-awaited orders setting a briefing schedule for the consolidated appeals from the 1998-2002 CARP proceeding in the Copyright Office, setting royalty rates for webcasting. The Court will accept two briefs from copyright users - one from those who participated in the CARP and one from those who were unable to participate but are challenging the outcome and the process. CIS is representing multiple webcasters in the appeal. Joint briefs of the various petitioners are due June 20. Read more » about Court of Appeals Sets Dates For Internet Radio Appeal

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