Thomas C. Rubin (Associate General Counsel for Copyright, Trademark and Trade Secrets, Microsoft Corporation): “Searching for Principles: Online Services and Intellectual Property” (speech delivered to the Association of American Publishers):
“So the question we need to ask ourselves is: What path will we as a society choose in making the world’s books and publications available online? Will we choose a path that nourishes creativity and innovation over the long term and that preserves incentives for authors to offer their best works online? Or will we choose a path that encourages companies simply to “take” the works of others, without any regard for copyright or the impact of their actions on authors and publishers too?”
Microsoft ‘backgrounder’ with Rubin: “Balancing Copyright Protection and Intellectual Property Rights in the Digital Age”
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