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Thread: Support DMCA Reform - Help Pass HR 1201!

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    [news=http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/2783/eff6mf.gif]The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has been wreaking havoc on consumers' fair use rights for the past seven years. Now Congress is considering the Digital Media Consumers' Rights Act (DMCRA, HR 1201), a bill that would reform part of the DMCA and formally protect the "Betamax defense" relied on by so many innovators.

    HR 1201 would give citizens the right to circumvent copy-protection measures as long as what they're doing is otherwise legal. For example, it would make sure that when you buy a CD, whether it is copy-protected or not, you can record it onto your computer and move the songs to an MP3 player. It would also protect a computer science professor who needs to bypass copy-protection to evaluate encryption technology. In addition, the bill would codify the Betamax defense, which has been under attack by the entertainment industries in the "INDUCE Act" and the MGM v. Grokster case. This kind of sanity would be a welcome change to our copyright law.

    Last year we sent 30,000+ letters of support for the DMCRA, and the bill got a hearing on Capitol Hill. It's time to double that number - take action at the link below, then urge your friends and family to support HR 1201, too!

    Link: https://secure.eff.org/site/Advocacy...rAction&id=115[/news]

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    this sounds good.

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    Busyman's Avatar Use Logic Or STFU!!!
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    I totally agree with this.
    Silly bitch, your weapons cannot harm me. Don't you know who I am? I'm the Juggernaut, Bitchhhh!

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    erRor67's Avatar Lord Of Everything
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    You mean making backups of your own stuff is illegal right now?? Damn..
    blah blah blah... whatever...



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    Busyman's Avatar Use Logic Or STFU!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by erRor67
    You mean making backups of your own stuff is illegal right now?? Damn..
    No it isn't. Breaking the encryption is.
    Silly bitch, your weapons cannot harm me. Don't you know who I am? I'm the Juggernaut, Bitchhhh!

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    erRor67's Avatar Lord Of Everything
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    Yeah, but like every new dvd and cd in the market is like encrypted..

    Sorta defeats the purpose eh?
    blah blah blah... whatever...



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    Quote Originally Posted by erRor67
    Yeah, but like every new dvd and cd in the market is like encrypted..

    Sorta defeats the purpose eh?
    DVDs yes. CDs no. Software no.
    Silly bitch, your weapons cannot harm me. Don't you know who I am? I'm the Juggernaut, Bitchhhh!

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    Think everyone that can should fill out the forum and submit it...

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    I did not have to do much filling out, do to the AutoFill feature of the Google toobar for Firefox. That's cool how it automatically emails that to your state's representative.

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    it is sound nice

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