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 Post subject: Ripping CD's = funding terrorism.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 12:44 am 
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Ripping CD's = funding terrorism.

Ive griped ad nauseam about the invasive Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). This law makes it illegal to circumvent copyright protection on movies and music, even if your actions can be described "fair use", such as transfering a song or movie to a portable media player. Digital rights enthusiasts have long hoped the law would be repealed or watered down but it appears that some members of congress are preparing to do the exac opposite. Named the Intellectual Property Protection Act of 2006, the draft version of the new law which hasnt been officially presented yet will expand the provisions of the DMCA, and impose stiff new penalties on software and media pirates while expanding the definition of piracy. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales revealed the impetus for the Bush administration's proposed legislation in a speech last November. He said that new technology brought "large scale criminal enterprises" into the copyright infringement party and went on to make laughable claim that infringement practices were used "to fund terrorism activities". The new bill contains an assortment of proposals to combat piracy, incluing a clause that would make "ATTEMPTING" to commit copyright infingement illegal. Attempting to commit copyright infrigement could include anything from posting songs on file-sharing services (definitely illegal) to searching Google for your favorite band and finding an illegal mp3 as a result. Naturally, the music industry is pushing hard for this bill to become law. Contact you local representative if you think otherwise.


I found this article in Maximum PC magazine July 2006. All I can say is wow. So is reading the newspaper online considered stealing a newspaper since Im reading it for free? welp I just thought about downloading a song, guess Im going to jail. IM CONSPIRING

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If Gonzales is involved, you know it is not going to be good for your everyday person.

I am surprised this government allows us to play music we have purchased with our hard cash!

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