Re: [Videolib] Copyright in the news

Jessica Rosner (jrosner@kino.com)
Thu, 13 May 2004 15:06:32 -0400

don't hold your breath
Why do you think Disney dumped the Michael Moore film?
Nothing violently opposed by the studios is likely to pass
-- 
Jessica Rosner
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> From: "Bergman, Barbara J" <barbara.bergman@mnsu.edu> > Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu > Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 13:42:34 -0500 > To: <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> > Subject: [Videolib] Copyright in the news > > > Fyi... > > ________________________________________ > CONGRESS REVISITS 'FAIR USE' RESTRICTIONS IN COPYRIGHT ACT >        A House subcommittee on consumer protection heard arguments yesterday > on proposed amendments to the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which > imposed broad restrictions on bypassing technological "locks" on DVDs and some > music CDs and software programs. The amendments, sponsored by Rick Boucher > (D-Va.) and John Doolittle (R-Calif.), would reinstate the provision for "fair > use" of such materials, even if circumvention of copy-protection software were > necessary for such use. The sale of pirated DVDs and other forms of copyright > infringement would remain illegal. "Without a change in the existing law, > individuals will be less willing to purchase digital media if their use of the > media within the home is severely circumscribed," says Boucher. "In addition, > manufacturers of equipment and software which enable circumvention for > legitimate purposes will be reluctant to introduce the products into the > market." It's unclear whether the Boucher-Doolittle bill has much moment! > um behind it -- so far, it has only 15 co-sponsors in the House, and there is > no companion Senate bill as yet. (CNet News.com 12 May 2004) For full article, > see: http://news.com.com/2100-1025-5211674.html > > > > > Copyright 2004. NewsScan Daily (R) is a publication of NewsScan.com Inc. > > > > _______________________________________________ > Videolib mailing list > Videolib@library.berkeley.edu > http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/videolib

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