Late Recap of the Southwestern Conference About Copyright Reform, Panel 1

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  1. Dave says:

    Thanks for posting this Deven. It’s good to have a record of the panels from that day. In reading this I’m reminded of a small puzzle that occurred to me during that morning session. Everyone seems to agree that Texaco begat the CCC (Baumgarten here, and I’ve heard the argument made elsewhere), but I always understood the CCC to have been robustly up and running before Texaco. In fact, it seems that Texaco came out the way it did largely because the CCC provided a plausible, extant means for recovering license fees even for small-scale uses like photocopying (although Jacobs contests the point in dissent). Maybe I’m missing something, but it seems like Texaco shows that litigation can respond to private innovation but not that litigation can inspire or motivate it.