New Bill To Protect Consumer Rights
from the it's-about-time... dept
Well, I guess we can add Zoe Lofgren to the list of Congresscritters looking out for consumers’ rights. Lofgren is introducing today the Digital Choice and Freedom Act, which is designed to ensure that consumers can copy CDs, DVDs, and any digital works for personal use. The article says that Rick Boucher is getting ready to introduce similar legislation, so I imagine the two will combine at some point. There is no chance the bill will become law this session, but it’s still good to get it out there. Predictably, Hollywood was not pleased. Jack Valenti is quoted as saying (of course) that if this bill passes it will destroy the movie industry. Just like the VCR, Jack?