US copyright system is "grotesque", says Google counsel
William Patry, senior copyright counsel at Google, told a conference this week that the US copyright regime is "grotesque" and "dysfunctional"
Patry was speaking in an interview on Wednesday with Ben Sheffner of NBC Universal Television, which kicked off OnCopyright 2010, a conference sponsored by the Copyright Clearance Center.
"Where we are now is grotesque," said Patry, who claimed that the discourse around copyright today is "interfering with our ability to come up with a solution" to the dilemma of copyright protection in the face of changing technology.
"The way were talking about this is not healthy," he added.
In part, Patry said that this is...
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