With the passage of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in January of this year, there’s been an influx of new protections in the way that companies can keep track of who’s uploading their works and the types of content that can be protected by copyright.
These new rules have raised concerns about who owns what, and who can challenge them.
In addition, the digital world has been undergoing a renaissance in the past few years, and the future for copyright has been upended by new platforms and services.
But are these new laws and the rules that govern them really doing what they claim?
In this episode, we speak with Richard O’Reilly, a professor at George Washington University who focuses on copyright, digital innovation and the law.
We talk about how copyright and the Internet came together in the last decade, the potential for the Digital Rights Management Act (DRM) and the growing threat posed by VPNs, and how this means copyright will be impacted for decades to come.
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