Didn't see this one coming. Hollywood's hometown paper, the LA Times, has an editorial today entitled: We Aren't All Pirates, talking about how Congress shouldn't pass laws that clearly go beyond the basic intent of copyright law: to encourage the creation of new art. It points out that many of the new laws being pushed by the entertainment industry break the delicate balance set up by copyright, and are clearly just about protecting one particular business model. The editorial notes that passing these laws "would impinge on devices that have legitimate uses and steer the development of technology, cutting off some innovation." None of this should be surprising to anyone around here... but to hear it out of the LA Times is a bit surprising. How far has the entertainment industry pushed its luck when even its local paper is pushing back?
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