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Monday, June 05, 2006

The worst bill you’ve never heard of

 

This will be a busy week in the House -- Congress goes into summer recess Friday, but not before considering the Section 115 Reform Act of 2006 (SIRA). Never heard of SIRA? That’s the way Big Copyright and their lackey’s want it, and it's bad news for you.

 

Simply put, SIRA fundamentally redefines copyright and fair use in the digital world. It would require all incidental copies of music to be licensed separately from the originating copy. Even copies of songs that are cached in your computer's memory or buffered over a network would need yet another license. Once again, Big Copyright is looking for a way to double-dip into your wallet, extracting payment for the same content at multiple levels.

 

Today, so-called "incidental" copies don't need to be licensed; they're made in the process of doing *other* things, like listening to your MP3 library or plugging into a Net radio station. If you paid for the MP3 and the radio station is up-to-date with its bookkeeping, nobody should have to pay again, right? Not if SIRA becomes law. Out of the blue, copyright holders would have created an entire new market to charge for -- and sue over. Good for them. Bad for us.

 

Don't let Big Copyright legalize double dipping. Fight SIRA today.

 

The House is going into recess for the summer at the end of this week, so you have a unique opportunity to kill this legislation. If we can stall SIRA now it would effectively kill it for the reminder of the year, giving us more time to prepare an offensive.

 

Please call the Members of the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property and voice your opposition to this legislation.

 

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I just read about this recently and thought about just how much control, or lack of control, we have over our 'stuff'. Seems like the near future that they will be fining us just for doing a search on Foo Fighters CD or whatever music we search. Somethings gotta give soon on both sides.

I really thought with iTunes, Rhapsody and others that online sales were so good, that we might hear the end of all this but I guess with having my head in the ground I just refuse to see it.

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I just read about this recently and thought about just how much control, or lack of control, we have over our 'stuff'. Seems like the near future that they will be fining us just for doing a search on Foo Fighters CD or whatever music we search. Somethings gotta give soon on both sides.

I really thought with iTunes, Rhapsody and others that online sales were so good, that we might hear the end of all this but I guess with having my head in the ground I just refuse to see it.

 

Sounds like the government there is getting to over the top....... and being to PC

sounds like our government wanting to implement a fart tax here in New Zealand on all cows on farms, as they put out to much methane, but as it was SOO stupid, it got blow-in out of Parliament, and now French people are going to get Email Tax, WHAT NEXT FOR THESE #$%%%^$# In power, Life tax for every day that you are alive???, i should shut up here, as they may read this and think it is a good idea... :)

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