FW: BILL AIMED TO PROTECT CONSUMERS' DIGITAL MEDIA RIGHTS

Bergman, Barbara J. (barbara.bergman@mnsu.edu)
Wed, 2 Oct 2002 08:36:36 -0700 (PDT)

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Fyi, to get a discussion started this morning. <grin>

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NewsScan Daily: October 2, 2002=20
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BILL AIMED TG PROTECT CONSUMERS' DIGITAL MEDIA RIGHTS
New legislation called the "Digital Choice and Freedom Act" is being
introduced in Congress by Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) to ensure that
consumers may legally copy CDs, DVDs, and other digital works for their
personal use, just as they do now with TV shows and audio tapes. Paula
Samuelson, a law professor at University of California-Berkeley's Boalt
Hall, says: "Lofgren's bill aims to restore what Congress thought it was
doing [when it passed the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act] --
preserving fair use for people who have lawful rights to use stuff. The
Lofgren bill offers meaningful protections for a number of ordinary
activities by consumers that should be lawful under copyright law but
about which the law is presently ambiguous." (San Jose Mercury News 1
Oct 2002) Full article:
http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/4193841.ht...
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NewsScan Daily, 2 October 2002 ("Above The Fold") =

Fyi, to get a discussion started = this morning. <grin>

 

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NewsScan Daily: = October 2, 2002
Read it! =

BILL AIMED TG PROTECT CONSUMERS' DIGITAL MEDIA = RIGHTS
New legislation called the "Digital Choice and Freedom Act" = is being introduced in Congress by Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) to ensure that consumers may legally copy CDs, DVDs, and other digital works for = their personal use, just as they do now with TV shows and audio tapes. Paula Samuelson, a law professor at University of California-Berkeley's = Boalt Hall, says: "Lofgren's bill aims to restore what Congress thought it = was doing [when it passed the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act] -- = preserving fair use for people who have lawful rights to use stuff. The Lofgren bill = offers meaningful protections for a number of ordinary activities by = consumers that should be lawful under copyright law but about which the law is = presently ambiguous." (
San Jose Mercury News 1 Oct 2002)   Full article: http:= //www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/4193841.ht...

 

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