As usual, it will be held at Teasim in Penn Quarter, which is easy walking distance from several Metro stations. We’ll be starting at 6:30PM. As of this CopyNight, I am officially taking over as coordinator for the DC group. Our former coordinator, Joe, has been swamped by increased work commitments. While he’ll still be participating as much as those will allow, he and I agreed it would be better for continuity and planning if he handed over the reins. I am happy I have the time and opportunity to help in this capacity.
I assembled some stories for discussion, too, which have already been sent out via the list.
- The recent Access Copyright demand to the Canadian government that format shifting/time shifting is “never ok”
- A New York court has ruled that cell phone ringtones do not require a public performance license to be played
- Analyzing the latest ruling in the Verner case re: first sale doctrine
- ArsTechnica’s “100 years of Big Content fearing technology—in its own words”
- The collapse of any reasonable fair use defense for Shepard Fairey
- Illegal Downloads 150x More Profitable Than Legal Sales
- Peter Hirtle writes about Blackwell v. Miller fair use coursepack case
- House of Representatives takes step toward opening up Congressional Research Service reports to the public
- News of an interesting new site consistent with RECAP and other recent efforts
I am grateful for everyone who submitted stories to share for the upcoming discussion. I will try to get my notes up from last month’s CopyNight, too, though I won’t promise to doing so before tomorrow’s gathering.
This list includes plenty to cover but the discussion is open so bring whatever other stories or questions are on your mind.
Hope to see you there!