Unlocking Cell Phones : Statement from the Library of Congress and the White House

I don't know if any of you have been following this ruling, and the resulting national petition, but it's a rather interesting step toward the future. Back in October 2012, the Librarian of Congress decided that unlocking of cell phones would be removed from the exceptions to the DMCA. As of January 26, consumers are no longer able to unlock their phones for use on a different network without carrier permission, even after their contract has expired. But now read this from the White House . . . March 5, 2013

Video Privacy Protection Act Passes

Good news for video producers : the Judiciary Committee has passed the Goodlatte Bill to Modernize the Video Privacy Protection Act . . . Washington, DC, October 13, 2011: Today the House Judiciary Committee passed bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet, which updates the Video Privacy Protection Act October 14, 2011

Legislation To Combat Design Piracy

Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) reintroduced the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act. This bipartisan legislation provides copyright protections to fashion designs. July 14, 2011