Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Oct 2010 13:53 UTC
Legal You think only "pirates" and "freeloaders" rail against current copyright laws? Well, think again - even the Library of Congress seemingly has had enough. The topic is recorded sound preservation, and in a 181-page in-depth study, the Library of Congress concludes that apart from technical difficulties, US copyright law makes it virtually impossible for anyone to perform any form of audio preservation. The painted picture is grim - very grim.
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by n.l.o on Fri 8th Oct 2010 15:28 UTC
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What makes you think the Republicans would improve this situation?

Same shit, different colour tie.

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by jgagnon on Fri 8th Oct 2010 15:49 in reply to "?????"
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What makes anyone think any politician could improve anything? :p

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by Neolander on Fri 8th Oct 2010 16:08 in reply to "RE: ?????"
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What makes anyone think any politician could improve anything? :p

The "you break it, you pay it" principle ? ^^

Joking aside, governments (in a democracy, isolated politicians are nothing if they don't get a bunch of other politicians united around some ideas) are good for large-scale actions. Be it either introducing packet sniffing on the whole Internet, or reducing the price of public transportation in order to improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion...

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by zlynx on Sun 10th Oct 2010 02:23 in reply to "?????"
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I don't think anyone claimed the Republicans would fix it. They might. But, like most Democrats, most Republicans are in the pay of Big Content.

The claim that the Obama Administration and the current Congress are not fixing the problem is certainly true.

I am sure there are other Democrats who have reasonable positions on copyright and would be glad to reform the copyright laws.

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