March 9, 2007
Bill Would Ease Limits on Scholars' Use of Copyrighted Works
A bill that would make it easier for scholars to use copyrighted works without running afoul of copyright law was introduced in Congress last week by Rep. Rick Boucher, Democrat of Virginia, and Rep. John Doolittle, Republican of California.
Mr. Boucher, long a friend of academic librarians and technology companies, says copyright law gives content owners too much control over the works they own, to the detriment of innovation and research.
The legislation (HR 1201), known as