Copyright Law Faces New Test On Thursday
by NATALL T. DEL CONTE
PC Magazing, publication date: 7 June 2006
"The Section 115 Reform Act (SIRA) would amend Section 115 of the United States Code that covers compulsory licenses. Currently, digital music providers such as satellite and streamed radio stations have to obtain licenses from several sources in order to stream that content.
SIRA addresses ephemeral downloads, or what the EFF refers to as incidental downloads, meaning any content that is either temporary or cached in a computer. Chris Norgaard, partner and intellectual property attorney at Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley, says that SIRA actually prevents incidental downloads from being licensed but speculates that the mere mention of it has EFF nervous."