Congressman standing up to the RIAA

July 15th, 2002 – 8:13 pm
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“U.S. Congressman Rick Boucher, moving to strengthen ‘fair use’ provisions under federal copyright law, said he is introducing a bill that would essentially restrict the record industry from selling copy-protected CDs. He also said he would introduce a bill within the week that would update the U.S. Copyright Office’s Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (CARP), which he has criticized as being mired in outdated laws that tilt against Webcasters regarding royalties on streaming music.”

Congressman Boucher tends to be ahead of the curve on a lot of technology issues, and has a good grasp of things like fair use and privacy. Let’s hope he wins this fight.

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