House GOP yanks copyright reform proposal, we put it up

Recently the House GOP put forward a decent proposal to reform copyright laws.  It didn’t go as far as we would, but it called out the zombie myths of the copyright cartel, noted how copyright is hindering innovation and offered some useful reforms such as reducing the terms of copyright, requiring registration of copyright, expanding fair use and significantly reducing the fines for copyright infringement.  Of course they yanked it in 24 hours after intense Hollywood lobbying.

Since the report was released at, and was the product of government employees we consider it to be in the public domain, we put up a copy of it up on our server.  If we have to take it down due to a bogus copyright claim, you can find other copies at KEI, and the Maryland Pirate Party.  Also, Techdirt has a good summary.

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