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 jgagnon on Fri 8th Oct 2010 15:49 UTC 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 No it isnt on Fri 8th Oct 2010 20:11 in reply to "RE[2]: ?????"
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The problem is that the political establishment is so entrenched, and so firmly connected to the other ruling class (big capital), that the only political alternative seems to be right wing populist movements, i.e. racists of various colours. And those people don't really care about copyright reform anyway.

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