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Constructive Review Can Invigorate Copyright System for the Digital Age, Says BSA

WASHINGTON, DC — May 16, 2013

BSA | The Software Alliance today commended the House Judiciary Committee for initiating a constructive dialogue aimed at identifying possible areas of reform of US copyright law in a hearing before the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet.

“BSA commends Chairman Goodlatte, Ranking Member Conyers, Subcommittee Chairman Coble and Ranking Member Watt for undertaking this review,” said BSA Senior Vice President for External Affairs Matt Reid. “A constructive dialogue can help consider ways to invigorate America’s copyright system for the digital age.”

“The copyright system serves as a cornerstone of American creativity and ingenuity,” said Reid. “That has been true since the country’s founding, and if we continue balancing the best interests of copyright owners and the public it will remain the case even as new technologies change the way we create and distribute protected works. As the Committee’s review proceeds, the common goal of fostering and protecting creative works and innovation should serve as the lodestar to guide constructive dialogue and debate.”

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