Monday, April 24, 2006

Congress prepares to expand copyright restrictions

Slashdot.org linked this story: Congress is moving to protect the rights of big business at the expense of the little guy.

You can read the anger of the /.ers and think about the crazy power of the movie industry to make copying a movie carry a 10 year jail sentence.

Perhaps all the hubub about movies on campus will be moot after congress gets done increasing penalties--the big fines will scare all the bureaucrats away!


Congress readies broad new digital copyright bill | CNET News.com

Here is the /. discussion.

Finally, here is a link from publicknowledge.org with some analysis of the prospective bill.

1 comment:

Frank J Doster said...

good to see another slashdot reader!!