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This white paper was released on June 27th by PKThinks, producing forward-thinking papers that examine cutting-edge legal issues. The author is Sherwin Siy, who, in his role as our VP for Legal Affairs, coordinates PK's work on copyright issues.
1. Consumers who legally own copies of works have personal property rights in those copies, just like they have property rights over other goods.
2. Those rights need to be balanced against the rights of the author or copyright holder in the work.
This is a letter sent from a variety of public interest organizations urging the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board to ask the administration to reveal the legal authority for its surveillance programs. It is available as a pdf.
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