Startup execs expected to testify at House Judiciary copyright hearing

The House Judiciary Committee did not respond to a request for comment about the witness list.

The Thursday hearing will be the second part of the Intellectual Property subcommittee's examination of existing copyright law and its effect on innovation. Last week, content creators, such as photographers and filmmakers, told the subcommittee that compensation and fair use of copyrighted content are their main challenges with current copyright system.

The hearings are part of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte's (R-Va.) sweeping review of copyright law, which he announced this spring. Goodlatte argues that the current copyright system woefully lags behind the rapid pace of technology, which forces lawmakers to make difficult decisions based on these outdated rules. 

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