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Granting the Exclusive Right to “Make Available” Copyrighted Works Won’t Stop File-Sharing By Anna Sallstrom | January 15, 2014 The House Judiciary Committee is considering granting copyright owners the exclusive rights to “make available” their works—but if going after file-sharing is the goal, the right won’t help The debate over copyright’s exclusive rights continued yesterday, when the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet held a hearing about the scope of copyright protection. Among the topics on the table was whether to grant copyright owners the new exclusive right to make their works available to the public. Copyright owners already have the excusive right to “distribute copies . . . of the copyrighted work to the public.”
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