copyright law

  • USV's Brad Burnham on Why SOPA Must Be Stopped

    Brad Burnham Explains Why SOPA Must Be Stopped

    The Congressional Judiciary committee is debating a bill today called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) which nobody in the Internet industry wants to see passed. Not surprisingly, the bill was written by lobbyists for the music and movie industries, who are frustrated by their inability to go after foreign sites filled with pirated material. The piracy problem is real, but the proposed… Read More

  • Why Big Media Is Going Nuclear Against The DMCA

    Why Big Media Is Going Nuclear Against The DMCA

    When Congress updated copyright laws and passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in 1998, it ushered an era of investment, innovation and job creation.  In the decade since, companies like Google, YouTube and Twitter have emerged thanks to the Act, but in the process, they have disrupted the business models and revenue streams of traditional media companies (TMCs).  Today, the… Read More