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Thursday, September 18, 2003

Senator v. RIAA

Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kan) introduced a new bill aimed clearly at the RIAA. Wired has the scoop. The bill would require the RIAA to file a "John Doe" lawsuit to obtain a person's online information instead of just getting a subpoena. It would also create a labeling system so that any products with digital rights management (DRM) would be labeled as such. I hope this passes. It would allow the RIAA to go after pirates, but they would actually need to have facts first. It would also enable me to know what I'm buying and then make a decision as to whether or not to buy something with DRM (I won't). Thanks Ars Technica.

UPDATE! I just called my Senators Kohl and Feingold to express my support for this bill. And yes, I gave them my full name and address along with my comments. Sentor Brownback's site has more information too.

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