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    Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International. At issue in the case was whether an abstract idea can be patented -- in this case, a computer-run…

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    Copyright for Writers

    Marie Breaux talked about the history of authors' rights and argued that copyright law would likely need to be revised due to the creation of Creative Commons and other platforms. This…

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    Copyright Protection

    Witnesses testified on materials that can be protected under copyright law, the extent of that protection, and specific rights that should and should not be included in that…

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    Technology Legislation

    Three members of Congress were interviewed by remote video from the Capitol about technology legislation. Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) talked on July 10, 2013, about his Fair Telephone…

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    Online Piracy

    Panelists talked about Internet users' compliance with copyright restrictions for online content. They focused on implementation of a Copyright Alert System that would to inform…

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    Book Discussion on Reclaiming Fair Use

    American University professor Patricia Aufderheide talked about her book, Reclaiming Fair Use, a primer on properly using copyrighted material in a world where everything is…

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    Government Role in Technology

    Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), who was representing parts of Silicon Valley, former Representative Tom Davis (R-VA), who was involved in information technology, and Joe Taylor, the…

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    Copyright and the Book

    Tom Allen, James Shapiro, and Peter Jaszi talked about copyright and its relationship to authors, publishers and public interest. The panel was moderated by Maria Pallante, United…

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    Intellectual Property

    Carl Colglazier was interviewed about his video, Intellectual Property. The film was the first-prize high school winner in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. He…

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    Intellectual Property

    Carl Colglazier’s video, Intellectual Property was one of the first prize high school winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. He is in ninth grade and…

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    Copyright Clause and Digital Media

    Michael Clark’s' video Copyright Clause and Digital Media was one of the high school third prize winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. He is a…

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    Food Stamp Fraud by Retail Business

    Witnesses testified on food stamp fraud committed by retailers.

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    Campus Piracy

    Panelists talked about the importance of active efforts to combat copyright infringement at universities and the role of state attorneys general. They focused on the impact of digital…

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    Book Discussion on How to Fix Copyright

    William Patry, senior copyright counsel of Google, presents his thoughts on the current state of copyright law. The author argues that current copyright laws are outdated due to…

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    Anti-Piracy Bills in Congress

    Markham Erickson talked two congressional bills, SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act), that aim to stop Internet piracy. Topics included the…

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    Online Piracy Bills

    Activists talked about the potential consequences if the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) are approved by Congress. Both pieces of legislation are similar…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a House bill that would allow copyright holders and U.S. law enforcement to get court orders to shut down Web…

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    Anti-Privacy Bill

    Brendan Sasso spoke about congressional consideration of anti-computer piracy legislation.

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    Presidential Remarks on America Invents Act

    President Obama signed into law the “America Invents Act” and made remarks at Jefferson High School in Alexandria, Virginia.

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    Senator Coburn Remarks

    A portion of Senator Coburn’s (R-OK) speech on patent law reform was shown.

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