Save Betamax
September 13, 2004 4:42 AM   Subscribe

Save Betamax.
posted by seanyboy (4 comments total)
seanyboy, without providing a little context and explanation in your FPP, I fear that no one will bother with it. They'll just think it's people with old Betamax VCRs who are tilting at windmills.

"The short version: We're organizing a call-in day to Congress on September 14 to oppose new legislation that would undermine the Betamax decision (INDUCE Act)."
posted by pmurray63 at 6:41 AM on September 13, 2004

The Betamax ruling is the only thing that protects your right to own a VCR, tape recorder, CD-burner, DVD-burner, iPod, or TiVo. It's that important. But new legislation that's being pushed through the Senate by lobbyists for the music and movie industries would override the Betamax decision and create a huge liability for any business that makes products which can copy sound or video.
posted by Grod at 7:01 AM on September 13, 2004

Seems quite a counterproductive thing to call your campaign :/
posted by ed\26h at 8:45 AM on September 13, 2004

I'll email #1, and see if he can update me...
posted by seanyboy at 9:24 AM on September 13, 2004

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