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Copyright Wars: Hollywood and Silicon Valley Clash

Wednesday, November 11, 2015   (0 Comments)
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This week in Los Angeles the House Judiciary Committee continued its ongoing copyright review. Representing the entertainment industry and copyright holders was Richard Gladstein, founder of Film Colony.

From Variety:

Also at the hearing was Fred von Lohmann, Google’s legal director for copyright. "Why couldn’t we find a way, in all of your wonderful genius, to prevent being directed to illegal activity,” Gladstein said at Tuesday’s hearing at UCLA. He cited the search giant’s ability to block such things as child porn sites, and noted that such illegal activity "takes money out of the pockets of grips and gaffers … and all those people on a movie who are not actors.”

"We are not in a position to decide what is legal and what is illegal online,” Von Lohmann responded.

- Read the full article at Variety.com

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