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Okay this is US of A stuff, but it is signifcant that *polticians* have
drawn a line in the sand. U S of A ones at that. Still Massatusetts Sp?
state said that Open document format was the way to go.


RIAA Boycott: Congress Introduces "Fair Use" Bill; They're Totally With Us

riaaboycott.jpgWait a minute… could this be… good news on the DRM front? Really? Somebody pinch me.

Reps. Rich Boucher (D-Va.) and John Dolittle (R-Calif.) introduced their
"Freedom and
Innovation Revitalizing U.S. Entrepreneurship" (or FAIR USE)
Act today, one that aims to make crippled DRM illegal. Check it:

"The Digital Millennium Copyright Act dramatically tilted the
copyright balance toward
complete copyright protection at the expense of
the public's right to fair use. Without a change in the law,
individuals will be less willing to purchase digital media if their
use of the media within the home is severely circumscribed and the
manufacturers of equipment and software that enables circumvention for
legitimate purposes will be reluctant to introduce the products into
the market."

Holy crap, have these guys been reading The Giz? I'm just going to go
ahead and take credit for this.
You're welcome, everyone. Now let's just
make sure this gets passed, OK? –Adam Frucci

Digital 'Fair Use' Bill Introduced In Congress [Washington Post]
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