Congress may affirm fair use rights for consumers

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  1. Rob Gardiner

    Rob Gardiner Cinematographer

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    [​IMG] This would be a nice bill to become a law. Although I don't see it happening, she's got my attention and my support.
     
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    Post Edited By Administrator - Do Not Repost Political Rhetoric!
    Unfortunately, that bill just isn't going to happen. There's no time left this year, and even if it were it simply wouldn't pass.
    Hollywood (the recording and movie industry) is an absolute machine. They line up massive support for their measures the old fashioned way ($27 million in donations --
    There's no remotely comparable effort on the side of the home owner. None. People simply didn't scream loud enough when Napster was shut down. There isn't any sustained outcry against the evil that is coming down the pike in the way of a "broadcast flag" for digital TV (i.e., kiss your expensive WEGA goodbye, it'll be useless if Hollywood gets its way), the Hollings bill, etc. Unless the opposition gets organized -- with money --, a lot of bad stuff is going to happen, bit by bit.
    [​IMG] On a happier note, there will be a vote to save webcasters this Monday, unless they reach a deal by that morning.
    Webcaster bill Post article
     
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    Quite funny. Why do I think that they are doing this to themselves? If they would have left it alone in the first place our lawmakers could get down to more serious matters.

    Glenn
     
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