Biden’s Pre-Announcement as 2008 Presidential Candidacy Buoys Hopes of Copyfighters

The recent stories of Joe Biden’s pre-announcement of his candidacy for president in 2008 have raised the hopes of opponents of the entertainment industry’s bulldozer drive through the world of copyright and its recent attempts to beef up copyright laws in its favor. Biden, perhaps the leading pioneer in the world of political speech sampling, can be expected to take an expansive view of fair use, sampling and other creative uses of copyrighted materials by artists.