This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

One of the most commonly cited — and ambiguous — laws of the internet is ‘fair use’. Some consider it a loophole to copyright protection while others — like a couple of witnesses at an upcoming congressional hearing — have called it vital to creative communities or even “the secret sauce of U.S. cultural competitiveness.”  This week, the House Judiciary Committee examines ‘The Scope of Fair Use’ and whether or not Congress needs to adjust the current formulation of fair use in the Copyright Act. Other topics covered by hearings in the House and Senate this week include: financial research, fighting the war on poverty through economic growth, the small business trade agenda and the impact of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate on full-time jobs. 

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The Scope of Fair Use
House Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet
2141 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, January 28
2:00 pm

A Progress Report on the War on Poverty: Expanding Economic Opportunity
House Committee on the Budget
210 Cannon HOB
Tuesday, January 28

Small Business Trade Agenda: Status and Impact of International Agreements
House Committee on Small Business
Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade
2360 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, January 28
10:00 am

Impact of the Employer Mandate’s Definition of Full-time Employee on Jobs and Opportunities 
House Committee on Ways and Means
1100 Longworth HOB
Tuesday, January 28 
10:00 am

/// SENATE ///

The Annual Report and Oversight of the Office of Financial Research
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
Subcommittee on Economic Policy
538 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Wednesday, January 29
3:30 pm


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