Copyright Warnings Trampling Over Consumers Rights - Google, Microsoft And Others To Contest

Diehard baseball fans can recite by heart the familiar copyright warnings that run with every game on television. Now, a computer-industry trade group is crying foul, saying those warnings and others like it on movies and books are trampling over consumers' rights to fair use of copyrighted content. Today, the Computer and Communications Industry Association […]

Diehard baseball fans can recite by heart the familiar copyright warnings that run with every game on television.

Now, a computer-industry trade group is crying foul, saying those warnings and others like it on movies and books are trampling over consumers' rights to fair use of copyrighted content.

Today, the Computer and Communications Industry Association -- a group representing companies including Google Inc., Microsoft Inc. and other technology heavyweights -- plans to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, alleging that several content companies, ranging from sports leagues to movie studios to book publishers, are overstepping bounds with their warnings. The group wants the FTC to investigate and order copyright holders to stop wording warnings in what it sees as a misrepresentative way.

Games, Books, Movies, Copyright, Warnings, Copyright Warnings, Google, Microsoft, CCIA, FTC, Licensing, Policys

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