Comments on: Copyright and D.C. lobbying: that was fast http://overlawyered.com/2012/11/copyright-d-c-lobbying-fast/ Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:39:10 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 By: Hugo S. Cunningham http://overlawyered.com/2012/11/copyright-d-c-lobbying-fast/comment-page-1/#comment-184739 Thu, 22 Nov 2012 11:43:23 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=34225#comment-184739 Congress should pass an “Internet free library national policy act,” establishing the eventual objective that anyone with a computer link anywhere in the country should have the same access to information as a physical visitor to the Library of Congress.

As an initial step in line with that policy, Congress could rule that a bona-fide search data-base (eg. Google’s) is not a copyright infringement.

Over the longer term, Congress might authorize a friendly expropriation of Google’s scanning library, to deploy the negotiating power of the US government against excessive demands by copyright trolls.

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