Comments to Senator Tillis, Request for Recommendations on Reforms to Section 512 of the Copyright Act

We believe that Section 512 revisions should create greater incentives for online service providers to prevent unauthorized dissemination in the first place. Ideally, service providers should license the content so that copyright holders, Internet users, and OSPs themselves can all benefit from a healthier online ecosystem.

Comments on the NTIA's International Internet Policy Priorities Notice of Inquiry

Properly considered, there is no novel conflict between promoting the flow of information and protecting intellectual property rights online. While the specific mechanisms employed to mediate between these two principles may differ, the fundamental principles that determine the dividing line between “legal” and “illegal” content and its distribution offline can and should be respected online, as well.