What: Beyond Cell Phone Unlocking: More Issues With the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
Who: Join Public Knowledge, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and an expert panel to discuss the problems the DMCA poses for consumers, innovators, researchers, and farmers.
When: Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 12:30pm ET
Where: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building
In an effort to update copyright law the DMCA has become a problem for many consumers by creating digital locks on electronics. These locks stop people from repairing or using a device to its full capabilities.
In February, the House of Representatives passed legislation allowing Americans to “unlock” their cellular phones. However, digital locks are still implemented on tablets, e-books, and even cars. Tomorrow's panel will investigate the ways that digital locks impede Americans from fully utilizing their electronics, and suggest ways to best reform the DMCA.
Tomorrow's panelists are as follows:
Christopher J. Lewis
Vice President of Government Affairs
Intellectual Property Director
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Colorado Law School
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