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Uncle Sam Finally Wants To Hear From Us On Digital Copyright Law? 183

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the but-not-you dept.
NewYorkCountryLawyer writes "Can it be true? The US government claims it really wants to hear from us on the subject of how copyright law needs to be modified to accommodate the developing technology of the digital age? I don't know, but the US Patent & Trademark Office (which btw has nothing to do with administering copyright) says 'we really want to hear from you' and the Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force wrote a 122-page paper (PDF) on the subject, so they must really mean it, right? But I couldn't find the address to which to send my comments, so maybe that was an oversight on their part."
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Uncle Sam Finally Wants To Hear From Us On Digital Copyright Law?

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  • Re:Don't do it! (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday August 20, 2013 @05:43AM (#44615953)

    So I went and said something anyway. All I got was:

    Your comment was marked as spam and will not be displayed.

    It apparently was too wordy. Their attention span doesn't last past 1000 characters, when the question is 122 pages to start with.

  • by jones_supa (887896) on Tuesday August 20, 2013 @07:47AM (#44616371)

    But I couldn't find the address to which to send my comments, so maybe that was an oversight on their part.

    You can find the comment form in the We Want to Hear from You [uspto.gov] article.

    Use it.

  • Re:Don't do it! (Score:4, Informative)

    by tragedy (27079) on Tuesday August 20, 2013 @12:17PM (#44619729)

    Pharma conspiracy nutters. Heroin has never been prescribed, nor has marijuana.

    You might be correct, but only because prescriptions weren't required for them at the time. I should point you to this article [businessinsider.com]. I has some interesting pictures of ads for heroin, mostly for children. I'm not sure if I should be typing "Heroin (R)" since it was a registered Bayer trademark, but they've let it lapse, plus the term has become a generic, so I don't think I need to.

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