Saturday, December 04, 2004

Public Knowledge - Stop the Senate from Rewriting Copyright Law, Before You Become a Criminal!

Public Knowledge - Stop the Senate from Rewriting Copyright Law, Before You Become a Criminal!

excerpt: The recording industry and Hollywood are making headway! Threatening bills may still come up for a vote in the Senate and we need your help, now. Not only do they want to rewrite copyright law (again) to lower the standard required for criminal enforcement of copyright infringement; but now they're changing how you watch TV or DVDs in your own home! The bills (H.R. 4077 and H.R. 2391) also is written to make the way you use iTunes and WiFi a crime.

Of course, it doesn't end there. The big media companies have also convinced Congress that ISPs need to track the activities of their subscribers and keep the information in a database that would be shared with the FBI and the Department of Justice. No subpoena or court order would be required—say good by to fair use and due process!