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How Social Media Continues to Disrupt Internet Copyright Law

usemybeat | February 25, 2021

DisCo is taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of the law, and addressing what’s at stake, and what needs to be done to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation.

Six years ago, in a DisCo post titled Social Media and Copyright Law In Conflict, this author wrote that social media sharing throws traditional copyright regimes “into chaos” and that “the legal uncertainty will not be clearing up anytime soon.” Recent developments underscore both conclusions. They highlight the inherent — and unfortunately still unresolved — tension between U.S. law and the content-sharing functions that underlie, indeed epitomize, social media today Read more…

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