consumer-oriented copyright law propsed
This is good news! A new bill, the Digital Media Consumers' Rights Act, has been introduced by Representatives Rick Boucher, D-Va., and John Doolittle, R-Calif. The propsed law (PDF file) would repeal key sections of the odious 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), allowing consumers to bypass copy-protection schemes for legitimate purposes. According to the CNet story, the bill "represents the boldest counterattack yet on recent expansions of copyright law that have been driven by entertainment industry firms worried about Internet piracy."