[Videolib] DMCA hearing at Stanford

From: <ghandman@library.berkeley.edu>
Date: Mon May 04 2009 - 09:53:43 PDT

Hi all

A quick update on DMCA hearings: two faculty colleagues and I testified
last Friday re DMCA circumvention exceptions. Interesting stuff, to say
the least. There was one guy (Steve Metalitz) from the "other side":
Steve represents the International Intellectual Property Alliance...and
you can imagine what THEIR stance on circumvention exceptions is. My
sense is that he was pulling his punches and biding his time until the BIG
show in DC this week (good luck to Carlton Jackson, Jeff Clark, Carrie
Russell and others who will be testifying on our behalf)

Attached are my comments. Both Mark Kaiser (director, UCB Language
Center) and Abagail DeKosnik (prof Performance Studies) were terrific! We
owe them thanks for jumping in.


Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley


"I have always preferred the reflection of life to life itself."
--Francois Truffaut

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