[TriLUG] SSSCA making a comback, call Sen. Edwards
M. Mueller (bhu5nji)
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 13:46:03 -0500
I registered a "no" vote.
On Wednesday 27 February 2002 01:19 pm, you wrote:
> Looks like the love child of Sen. Fritz Hollings and Walt Disney Co. - the
> SSSCA - is back. This is the proposed law that would require digital
> rights management in pretty much any computer-like device. How much do
> you want to bet that Linux will be blessed by a DRM solution, even in the
> best case?
> This is a clear attempt to fatten the pockets of the big publishers at the
> expense of the rights of the people. I'd encourage the NC residents on
> the list to take 30 seconds to call Sen. Edwards office at (202)224-3154
> and urge him to oppose this short-sighted attempt at expanding copyright
> powers. I just called and it was quite painless. :-) If enough people
> call today, he may get the message. The proposal is getting introduced
> tomorrow, so we have to make it snappy.
> For reference, see http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,50702,00.html
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