Lawmaker Revs Up Fair-Use Crusade

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  1. Iria

    Iria New Member

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    Rep. Rick Boucher is a rarity in Congress when it comes to digital media. He's taken the side of consumers -- not Hollywood and the music industry -- in the sundry controversies surrounding digital entertainment.

    When it comes to file sharing, Boucher says he'll fight attempts to stifle it.

    He says the balance of copyright law has tipped too far toward the entertainment companies' interests, hampering consumers' rights to use digital media.

    And he wants government sponsorship of universal broadband.

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  2. aaronbond

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    woohoo! someone in washington with some balls! It's good he understands the digital age. Shutting down BT sites because stuff is going across that's illegal; pisses me off. You don't see them arresting buyers of bootleg stuff in Times Square or fleamarkets, but ooo boy they'll get file-sharers! Let's see them shutdown Times Square and start riding through arresting people. :mad:
     
  3. The_Neon_Cowboy

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    Woot but the RIAA / MPAA's billions, the state level & national level congressmen / senators in thier pocket will try to block it
     

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