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The Center For Copyright Information's New Chief Jill Lesser On Top ISPs' New "Copyright Alert" System

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Thursday, April 5 2012

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The Center for Copyright Information is an organization that was formed through a memorandum of understanding last September between the two biggest U.S. music and entertainment industry associations and the country's leading ISPs. The group is dedicated to implementing a cooperative effort it is calling the Copyright Alert System (“CAS”), with the hope of discouraging online copyright infringement through a series of online notifications. You can read more about the initial details of the system here. Its chief, Jill Lesser, is a veteran of the ongoing intellectual property clashes between content companies and Internet industry. In an edited Q&A with techPresident, she explains more about how ISPs and the content lobby hope the Copyright Alert System will work. Read More

A New Online Copyright Violation Alert System Starts Taking Shape With Citizen Advocates On Board

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, April 2 2012

Americans accessing the Internet through five of the top service providers may start receiving "copyright alerts" in the near future, as a new organization called the Center for Copyright Information develops a new operational framework designed to make individuals aware that their potentially illegal activities online are being monitored. Read More

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NYC Open Data Advocates Focus on Quality And Value Over Quantity

The New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications plans to publish more than double the amount of datasets this year than it published to the portal last year, new Commissioner Anne Roest wrote last week in an annual report mandated by the city's ...

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NYC Open Data Advocates Focus on Quality And Value Over Quantity

The New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications plans to publish more than double the amount of datasets this year than it published to the portal last year, new Commissioner Anne Roest wrote last week in an annual report mandated by the city's open data law, with 135 datasets scheduled to be released this year, and almost 100 more to come in 2015. But as preparations are underway for City Council open data oversight hearings in the fall, what matters more to advocates than the absolute number of the datasets is their quality. GO

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