House to review U.S. copyright law

by Curtis Lee Fulton

U.S. House representative and chairman of the judiciary committee Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said in speech today at the Library of Congress that the judiciary committee will “hold a comprehensive series of hearings on U.S. copyright law…. to determine whether the laws are still working in the digital age.”

Goodlatte also reminded his audience of his work with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act:

Until 1998 online service providers risked being held liable under copyright law for the actions of their subscribers over content they had no control over. I personally spent months meeting with various interested parties in an effort to develop a legislative solution to address such problems.