Public Knowledge Says Congress Should ‘Revitalize Fair Use for the Digital Age’

November 21, 2005

Gigi B. Sohn, president of Public Knowledge, today called on Congress to “revitalize fair use for the digital age.” Testifying at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, Sohn said that the U.S. copyright system has traditionally relied on a balance so that creators of works get a limited monopoly on their works and individuals get “limited, but important use of copyrighted works without having to ask permission of the copyright holder.”

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