President Signs ProIP Bill Into Law; White House Gets Copyright Czar

from the don't-you-feel-safer? dept

Apparently, having our elected politicians completely lie to the President, combined with various business groups using totally made up numbers about the so-called "costs" of piracy was enough to convince President Bush to sign the ProIP bill into law, and accept the addition of a "Copyright Czar" position to the White House. It also strengthened copyright laws, yet again, despite little evidence they needed any strengthening. This law is nothing more than a weak attempt to prop up some struggling businesses who made the mistake of clinging to an obsolete business model far too long. All it will actually serve to do is to limit more creative forms of expression and much more innovative business models from being allowed to thrive.

Filed Under: congress, copyright, copyright czar, pro ip, white house


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    Your Gawd and Master, 14 Oct 2008 @ 7:02am

    Re: Re: just can't wait..

    Yeah, I know..but in the long run that's just less money in their pockets and the artists who do want downloads will get even more which will in turn give more and more artists incentive to abandon the **AAs, which of course then makes the **AAs even more irrelevant and eventually leads to their demise.

    To the MPAA/RIAA: we gave you your chance, now it's our turn. You have been written out of our wills so don't expect a great inheritance.

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