Protecting fair-use rights in the digital world

By DaveSylvia
Mar 26, 2002
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  1. There is a Q & A on the site for more info. I figured I could get a few people to sign the petition in support of the Consumer Technology Bill of Rights if I posted. Also read about the Hollings Bill. That's something I wouldn't want passed. At the site there are links to sign a petition against that.
  2. uncleel

    uncleel Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,145

    as opposed to the pirates that ruin it for everyone

    DVD-burning lab shut down in NY
    By John Borland Special to ZDNet News March 25, 2002
    http://msn.com.com/2100-1105-867592.html
  3. DaveSylvia

    DaveSylvia Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 127

  4. DaveSylvia

    DaveSylvia Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 127

    What are you trying to say? Are you against the Consumer Technology Bill of Rights? Are you for the Hollings Bill? Do you want neither of them to pass?
  5. uncleel

    uncleel Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,145

    as opposed to the pirates that ruin it for everyone

    "as opposed to the pirates that ruin it for everyone"

    Politiicans don't stand for the little guy. They stand for the "political contribution" which means big bucks payoff. We touched on this subject in another thread.
    Movie: Britney Spear's Crossroads ?
    http://www.3dspotlight.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=512

    What's need is a fair & equitable way to purchase & download music. But I bet the music industry will pay off the politicians to stop it.
  6. DaveSylvia

    DaveSylvia Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 127

    Don't trust your reps, eh? You can give the site your name, zip code, and email address and they will fax a letter to your local representative in your name. If your reps don't respond, don't vote for them.
  7. uncleel

    uncleel Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,145

    Don't trust your reps

    Absolutely not! That's why we need Term Limits. I even had the occasion to me Ct. Sen. Joe Liberman, & learned what a big fake phony fraud he is. Everything is scripted right down to the jokes they tell. Sen. Dodd, Kennedy's old drinking buddy, wants fair play for Cuba. We're not even into the Congressmen yet.

    As far as contacting your respresentative, I asked that very question. The Senator's office said that they prefer phone calls, since the # of call recieved are "charted" per issue. Personal letters w/ return address are preferred. Many are wary of email since they can be mail bombed by an indivdual or special interest group. Every email sent & revieved by me has been a crummy form letter.
  8. uncleel

    uncleel Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,145

    Yea I know it's Salon.com, but they seem to have a different take on this legislation.
  9. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

  10. uncleel

    uncleel Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,145

    What Hollings' Bill Would Do
    wired.com/news By Declan McCullagh
    http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,51275,00.html
    Fair Use & MP3 players are discussed http://216.110.42.179/docs/cbdtpa/
  11. DaveSylvia

    DaveSylvia Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 127

    Just a little update:

     
  12. uncleel

    uncleel Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,145

    You were saying?

    A law to protect spyware
    http://salon.com/tech/feature/2002/04/26/hollings_spyware/index.html
    By Chris Wenham
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