Join the Copyright Reform Debate Today at 3:00PM EST

Posted Jun. 5th, 2014 by Daniel J. Cox

Join the Copyright Reform Debate Today at 3:00PM EST. Below is the text from an email I received from my friends at the Copyright Alliance. These folks are fighting the war to protect our legal rights for the images we create. They have alerted me to a one-sided discussion taking place this afternoon hosted by Mercatus Center of George Mason University, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) and panelists Tom W. Bell, author of “Intellectual Privilege,” Derek Khanna of R Street, Mitch Stoltz of EFF and Ryan Radia of CEI will debate the issues. The Copyright Alliance feels the hosts of this Google Hangout are one-sided in their interest to reduce the powers of the US Copyright laws and protection of our works. Read the info below for more information and those of you that can, please visit the Google Hangout to participate. I’m currently in Italy and do not know if I will be able to access this presentation. Details to join in and voice your concerns and show your support are below.

Dear One Voi©e Advocates,

Just a reminder that the (one-sided) Google hangout to debate copyright reform is today at 3 PM EST. You can participate in one of the following two ways: one, by asking questions through the hangout at j.mp/copyrighthangout or two, via Twitter using the hashtag #iphangout. Here’s some more background on Tom Bell’s book which will be discussed.

Since we assume that if everyone chimes in, not everyone’s questions or comments will necessarily be addressed during the session (both because of time constraints and because the organizers seem averse to including competing viewpoints), please make screen shots of your tweets and comments and forward to us so we can have a sense of the full discussion. If you plan to participate and want us to amplify your comments by retweeting and sharing as appropriate, please forward your Twitter handle to me at cremington@copyrightalliance.org before the hangout and we will follow you.

All the best,
Cecile Remington

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