More Bad Legislation – Fair Use Be Damned
from the just-get-rid-of-it-all dept
The latest idiotic bill from Congress would specifically eliminate our fair use rights. It would make it illegal, among other things, to videotape a movie and hand it to a friend to watch. What’s weird about this bill is that even those who wrote it don’t necessarily agree with all of the provisions. Though, Rep. Berman (the man who’s salary appears to be paid by Hollywood more than the people) says he disagrees with the one section that most people think is the only good section in the bill – the one that protects webcasters. This bill seems to be so ridiculously over-the-top anti-consumer rights, it really makes you wonder. I guess it’s become so obvious that many people in Congress work only for their corporate benefactors that they don’t feel the need to even pretend to hide it any more.