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Senate Hearing Explores the Intersection of Fair Use and the DMCA: Part I

August 2, 2020

On July 28th, the Senate IP Subcommittee held a fourth hearing in its ongoing investigation into the viability of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) twenty-two years after its enactment. Titled How Does the DMCA Contemplate Limitations and Exceptions Like Fair Use?, the hearing featured two panels of copyright experts from industry and academia, as well as artists and users of copyright protected works, discussing the interplay between the fair use doctrine and sections 512 and 1201 of the DMCA. This summary will focus on the first panel, with part two highlighting the second.

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