Last week, Creative-Commons U.S.A. submitted a comment to the Federal Communications Commission on Net Neutrality. The full comments, by Michael Carroll and Meredith Jacob, are available here as a PDF. | Excerpt: Creative Commons users in the United States deserve to have the content they create be available over the Internet on the same basis and at the same data rates as content owned or controlled by large commercial interests with the ability to negotiate special terms of Internet access.
Michael Carroll will testify today at 1:00 before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet on the topic “Moral Rights, Termination Rights, Resale Royalty, and Copyright Term.” The full witness list for the hearing is available here. Michael Carroll’s prepared statement (PDF) follows:
[Post by Professor Barton Beebe] I’ve posted online at http://www.bartonbeebe.com/TrademarkLawCasebook.html my new casebook, Trademark Law: An Open-Source Casebook. The book, provided in .pdf and .doc formats, is and will always be available under a CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. No price, no suggested price. Feel free to adapt all or any of it (under the terms of the CC license).
On Friday, THE INTERNET’S OWN BOY: The Story of Aaron Swartz, opens at Washington’s West End Cinema, located at 23rd St, NW. From Swartz’s help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz’s groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of READ MORE