Congress asked to unpick copy lock laws

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  1. macrumors G4

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    Okay, last one for the night, I swear.;)

    I'm no legal expert, but this looks like a big step towards balancing consumer's fair-use rights and the wants of the RIAA and the MPAA.
    They're likely to oppose it which means that more attention will be given to this matter.

    It's a long article with alot of links so read thouroughly.

    Enjoy.
     
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    There is no doubt that the consumers rights need to be put on paper so that they can be protected.
     
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    The RIAA will get this one buried so fast and so deep...

    ... you'll find Judge Crater and Jimmy Hoffa before you see it again.

    The US Congress may represent many different interests, but not one of them is the American consumer.
     
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    Gelfin

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    Re: The RIAA will get this one buried so fast and so deep...

    Um, that's because the American consumer typically sits on his fat ass and accepts things as they are given to him. Write your congressman. Get involved.

    [edit for grammar]
     
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    actually my congressman(boucher) proposed the bill. do i have to write him?:p
     
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    Re: The RIAA will get this one buried so fast and so deep...

    Bull****. The cat is out of the BAG!!!! (for the SECOND time).
     
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    Gelfin

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    It never hurts to write a letter of support either. You know he's got to be receiving pressure from the media industry against the bill.

    Supporting the bill, even to Boucher, implies that he is doing more than simply satisfying his own principles by resisting a strong corporate lobby. It implies that this is an issue his constituents actually care about. A lobby gives a politician money he can use to campaign for votes. An issue that matters to the constituents gives him the votes directly. I'm no politician, but I have to believe that the latter is pure gold in D.C. if they can ever find it.
     
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