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Zoe and the DMCA
March 7, 2003 5:18 PM   Subscribe

Rep. Zoe Lofgren's BALANCE act attempts to protect "Fair Use" rights from harmful legislation like the DMCA. Some related links: [summary] [whats wrong with the DMCA?]
posted by skallas (4 comments total)

 
'Tis a noble, noble bill. Therefore, 'twill die in committee.
posted by eustacescrubb at 5:38 PM on March 7, 2003


Others want to kill fair use rights
Democrat Rep. Howard Berman, whose southern California district borders Hollywood, said he was worried that the FCC could veer in a direction that might mandate "fair use" rights that would not be favorable to the entertainment industry. "I'm opposed to the FCC attempting to...limit the exclusive rights of copyright holders in its broadcast flag rule making," he said.
Yeah, Fuck you Berman. If you're in this guys district vote his ass out OK?
posted by willnot at 6:04 PM on March 7, 2003


"what's wrong with the DMCA" -- what ISN'T wrong with the DMCA?
posted by clevershark at 8:08 PM on March 7, 2003


Actually, it's the "rights" part of fair use rights that should be in quotes, since there are no such rights, per se.
posted by shepd at 11:56 PM on March 7, 2003


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