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Obama Administration Copyright Clamp Down: Goodbye Internet Freedom

However, it doesn't clarify what fair usage of digital copyrighted material would entail. CNET's Declan McCullagh reported that the proposals would "curb Internet piracy and other forms of intellectual property infringement" and will boost laws that "aid right-holders and the U.S. government to combat infringement." He added that the White House plans to send the proposals, authored by President Barack Obama's intellectual property enforcer Victoria Espinel, to Congress "in the very near future." The effort could have implications for online news and media venues, many of which share content on the understanding that original work is to be property attributed and linked back to the source. The enhanced copyright protections may be welcome news to other digital media organizations that are disdainful of the sharing of content online.