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On Empowering Artists

(9) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 1:04 PM

With last weekend's Oscars, the annual ritual of red carpets, statuettes and acceptance speeches has come to an end. Awards Season is a celebration of the accomplishments of the individual members of organizations such as The Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA, the Directors Guild, the Recording Academy and the Academy...

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Why Can't We Be Friends?

(3) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 11:39 AM

Six months after the Internet Blackout, Public Knowledge's Art Brodsky is eager to resurrect debate over long-shelved legislation: the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT IP Act. In his column here last Friday, Brodsky sought to turn Netroots supporters against Senator Whitehouse and Senator Cardin because, when...

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OPEN Act Falls Short for Artists and Creators

(2) Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 8:44 AM

As the House Judiciary Committee readies for markup of the Stop Online Piracy Act today, much attention is also being paid to a competing proposal that would utilize the International Trade Commission (ITC) as the venue for enforcing copyrights and trademarks online against foreign based rogue websites, outside of US...

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