Regressor luddites in the recording industry

A fine example of our favorite regressor luddites “the recording industry” desperately clinging to the past, but now with even more draconian govenrment help.

Congress readies broad new digital copyright bill

For the last few years, a coalition of technology companies, academics and computer programmers has been trying to persuade Congress to scale back the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Now Congress is preparing to do precisely the opposite. A proposed copyright law seen by CNET would expand the DMCA’s restrictions on software that can bypass copy protections and grant federal police more wiretapping and enforcement powers.

Way back when the automobile started replacing the horse and buggy, did congress pass any laws to force people who were driving automobiles to equip their car with a buggy whip?

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