Fair use.

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Blue, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Blue

    Blue Guest

    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.

    ******


    http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/home-ent...ir-use-bill-theyre-totally-with-us-240326.php


    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]

    http://blog.washingtonpost.com/posttech/2007/02/digital_fair_use_bill_introduc.html
    Blue, Mar 1, 2007
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