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Task Force Releases Green Paper on Copyright Policy in the Digital Economy

September 17, 2013

Reprinted with permission of Inside Counsel

On July 31, the Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force (the Task Force) issued its long-awaited report, Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy (the Green Paper), which comprehensively outlines the current major copyright issues, such as digital performance rights, technology protection measures and mass digitization projects, and their relation to the Internet economy. The Green Paper proposes steps that should be taken legislatively, as well as voluntarily via private sector initiatives, to fully utilize the Internet economy while adequately protecting privacy and copyright rights.