Comments on: Copyright and D.C. lobbying: that was fast Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:39:10 +0000 hourly 1 By: Hugo S. Cunningham Thu, 22 Nov 2012 11:43:23 +0000 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.