The Copia Institute and the Center for a New American Security are working together on an ongoing project to facilitate better communication and collaboration between Silicon Valley and Washington. In this, our first publication from the project, we report the results of an exploratory study into key issues of shared concern and ways to promote better dialog, based on personal interviews and an online survey of subject matter experts, policy leaders, academics, technology executives, and consultants.

The report was written by Loren DeJonge Schulman, Alexandra Sander, and Madeline Christian and includes a detailed explanation of our methodology, findings, and future plans — as well as our six key lessons for success in building collaboration between the government and the technology industry.

The full report is available as a PDF and embedded below.

Copia’s Submission To The Copyright Office’s DMCA Safe Harbor Study

The Copyright Office’s study concerning Section 512 of the DMCA (the notice-and-takedown/safe harbors part of the law) had its second comment period end this week — which is why you’re seeing stories about how the RIAA is suddenly talking about piracy filters and notice-and-staydown. The Copia Institute has filed its own comments, pointing out the already problematic First Amendment issues with the way the current notice-and-takedown system works. Remember, there’s a very high standard set by the Supreme Court before you can take down expressive content. But the notice-and-takedown system ignores all of that: