Thursday, April 27, 2006

Spot the real pirate

Arrrrr! The Consumer Electronics Association is standing up for its customers against crazed copyright law proposals in the US (via Boing Boing):

"Our nation's leadership in innovation is being threatened by the content industry's campaign to extend intellectual property law so as to grant them the right to dictate the design of technology. The content industry's campaign is to the detriment of consumers, business and the nation's economy. It's time for them to stop.

Passing HR 1201 would be a good first step to cleaning up this mess. This bill would merely ensure that consumers, libraries, and educators can use new technology without threat of liability, so long as they don't violate the copyright law."

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