Finally, a decent digital copyright bill!

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Courtesy of Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-CA, we have the "<a href="http://www.house.gov/lofgren/press/107press/021002_sections.htm"; target="_blank">Digital Choice and Freedom Act of 2002</a>," which is, astonishingly enough, a straightforward extension of the landmark 1976 law - and well over a century of judicial rulings, following the original intent of the architects of the Constitution, instead of <a href="http://reason.com/0107/cr.mg.copywrong.shtml"; target="_blank">punting the task to the copyright industry</a> - into the digital realm.



Charles Moore has a characteristically <a href="http://www.applelinks.com/articles/2002/10/20021004130143.shtml"; target="_blank">good writeup</a>, with links, over at AppleLinks.



Does anyone else find it funny that the Hollywood stooge is some guy in the southeast (Sen "Fritz" Hollings, D-S.C.), and the senator heading off Hollywood's power grab is in California? Maybe she's close enough not to have a Hollywood image of Hollywood...



[ 10-04-2002: Message edited by: Amorph ]</p>

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    [quote]Originally posted by Amorph:

    <strong>Courtesy of Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-CA, we have the "<a href="http://www.house.gov/lofgren/press/107press/021002_sections.htm"; target="_blank">Digital Choice and Freedom Act of 2002</a>," which is, astonishingly enough, a straightforward extension of the landmark 1976 law - and well over a century of judicial rulings, following the original intent of the architects of the Constitution, instead of <a href="http://reason.com/0107/cr.mg.copywrong.shtml"; target="_blank">punting the task to the copyright industry</a> - into the digital realm.



    Charles Moore has a characteristically <a href="http://www.applelinks.com/articles/2002/10/20021004130143.shtml"; target="_blank">good writeup</a>, with links, over at AppleLinks.



    Does anyone else find it funny that the Hollywood stooge is some guy in the southeast (Sen "Fritz" Hollings, D-S.C.), and the senator heading off Hollywood's power grab is in California? Maybe she's close enough not to have a Hollywood image of Hollywood...



    [ 10-04-2002: Message edited by: Amorph ]</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Sanity?



    I wonder how much it cost to buy that?



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    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    I just want SomaFM back...
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