Distribution and copyright

S. 167 has made it to the President’s desk.  Susan Crawford asks, “What’s distribution?”  Derek Slater has more links.  See also Pam Samuelson’s class blog.

The bill, via Thomas, is here
Among other important provisions: “(Sec. 103) Establishes criminal
penalties for willful copyright infringement by the distribution of a
computer program, musical work, motion picture or other audiovisual
work, or sound recording being prepared for commercial distribution by
making it available on a computer network accessible to members of the
public, if the person knew or should have known that the work was
intended for commercial distribution.”

S. 167 also includes The Preservation of Orphan Works Act and other previously pending legislation.

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