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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  1. identicon
    Imagine This, 14 Oct 2008 @ 9:33am

    Re: Re: Horse Sh!t

    Oh, Yes.. I am as you say, bitter.

    This wonderful stimulus would be enough to support nearly every family victim to the hurricane in Orleans. However, lets pay off the fucking banks.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081014/ap_on_bi_ge/financial_meltdown
    ------------------------ --------------------------------------------------
    Hm, an epidemic of suicide brought on by financial crisis. Lets now start our war on piracy and go door-to-door slamming a mallet on your privacy so we can get you all, "More quality and creativity from the entertainment industry."
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081014/ap_on_re_us/financial_crisis_violence
    ------------- -------------------------------------------------------------
    So, lets all create a new government agency who's sole job is to run around putting people into the iron zoo and stealing peoples electronics.

    Perhaps it will be easier for them to move after they get foreclosed; can't be carting around all those heavy electronics, now can we? Now that I think of it, what a thoughtful gesture. I reverse my standpoint and thank thy wonderful PRO-IP.

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