July 12, 2002
6:54 AM   Subscribe

More attempted monkeying with the Copyright Act. This proposal by two House legislators one would limit backup copies, while another section would let webcasters off the hook for cached copies. This seems fairly transparent considering now that the webcasting rates have been set webcasting may end up in the hands of the larger corporations. Coincidence? I think not.
posted by anathema (5 comments total)
Sorry. Should read:
"...legislators would limit..."
posted by anathema at 6:58 AM on July 12, 2002

So, How long will it be before one has to pay a fee to re-read a page of a book one has just read?
posted by walrus at 7:29 AM on July 12, 2002

Exactly as long as it takes for the appropriate lobbying groups to "influence" enough members of Congress.
posted by rushmc at 8:38 AM on July 12, 2002

It's clear. We need to throw the bums out.

Anybody know of any web sites where you can put in your zip code, select whatever political hot button issue trips your trigger (in this case IP/Copyright/Civil Liberties), and find out what your congressional representatives' voting records are?

There must be something like that out there, but I can't seem to find it. I'd really like to know who not to vote for in the next election, but I don't want wade through a bunch of public records to find out.
posted by willnot at 10:39 AM on July 12, 2002

I just wanna give a shout out to my hometown Congressman, Rick Boucher (D - 9th VA), one of the only members in the House defending common sense and freedom of information. I'd gladly cast a vote for him any day of the week.

But isn't it funny that the man fighting to protect your iPod is elected into office from the most technology-poor region of the country?
posted by junkbox at 12:48 PM on July 12, 2002

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