Report to the Congress pursuant to Section 104 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Lyons, Patrice A.
Copyright (c) 2001
Abstract: From the introduction:
By Notice published in the Federal Register of June 5, 2000, the U.S. Copyright Office and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration requested public comments relating to an issue that at first blush might seem relatively straightforward: the meaning and scope of section 109 of the U.S. Copyright Law, title 17 U.S.C.1 The reality is otherwise. Many newcomers to copyright, particularly in the rapidly developing Internet environment, often misinterpret the meaning of this provision in a very basic way. My comments will address, in general, Section 109(a) of the copyright law (1(e), (f) and (g) of the “Specific Questions” raised in the Request for public comment), and put forward a possible theoretical basis for moving forward that will draw on recent developments in the technology for persistently identifying and accessing information expressed in the form of digital objects.