GOP staffer who authored copyright-reform paper loses job

The copyright-reform debate within the Republican party has now cost someone his job.

Republican staffer Derek Khanna, who authored a report on copyright reform that appeared on the Republican Study Committee’s website in mid-November, was fired after the committee disowned the report and pulled it from its website.

The Washington Examiner’s Tim Carney first reported on Thursday that Khanna had been fired.

Ars Technica followed up with a report that said “incoming chairman of the RSC, Steve Scalise (R-LA), was approached by several Republican members of Congress” who were upset about Khanna’s report and asked that he “not be retained.”

Khanna, Ars Technica said, would not be returning as a staffer “when Congress re-convenes in January.” The 24-year-old former staffer declined The Daily Caller’s request for comment.

The Republican Study Committee, which is the 170-member conservative House caucus, is an independent research arm of the Republican Party.

Khanna examined in his report what he called “three myths of copyright law and possible reforms to copyright law that will lead to more economic development for the private sector and to a copyright law that is more firmly based upon constitutional principles.”

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  1. Derek says:

    Wow there are some real idiots running the GOP right now Khanna has some brilliant ideas