A Look At The Technologies & Industries Senators Leahy & Hatch Would Have Banned In The Past http://bit.ly/bgHuWS Including Hollywood itself.
Senators Leahy and Hatch are hatching a frightening bill that comes from their masters – the RIAA and MPAA (bought and paid for like most of Congress and Senate). “Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act,” is just bad policy. Look what else would have been banned by reactionaries like Hatch and Leahy if they’d had their way in the past, and consider how misguided their current attempts are.
- Hollywood itself:
- The recording industry:
- Cable TV:
- Photocopying machines:
- The VCR:
- Cassette tapes:
- The MP3 player:
- The DVR:
The reasons for each banning are explained at Techdirt – given that it was most of the post I didn’t want to copy all of it.
These guys have zero idea of what they’re voting on because they don’t have any idea of technology or its long term implications.
Boing Boing is pointing to a partition against this Bill. I urge you to review, research and then (I hope) sign it.