Senate Gives The White House A Copyright Czar

from the have-fun-with-it dept

The Senate has now unanimously passed the new entertainment industry-approved copyright legislation that was proposed by Senator Leahy earlier this year. After the Justice Department complained about the provision that would grant it the ability to take on civil cases, that provision was removed, but there's still plenty to be worried about by the bill -- such as the creation of a "copyright czar" position in the White House. While some of the worst provisions were removed, this still remains a bill that has one purpose: to protect an obsolete business model, rather than letting more innovative models proliferate.
The House still needs to vote on its version of the bill, but it's quite likely to pass quickly.

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    Killer_Tofu (profile), 26 Sep 2008 @ 7:55pm

    Re: Better for whom?

    Except it is Not an outstanding model at all.
    They want to control when you can watch it, what you can watch it on, and how many times you can watch it. If they had their way, you would pay every single time you watched it, probably in addition to buying it originally.
    Do you really think they care at all about anything other than your dollar?
    Their model is bad.
    What we, the consumers want, is to pay once, and then be able to do anything we want with it. Watch it on any device, whenever we want, as many times as we want.
    They have made it extremely apparent that they oppose that.

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