|FROM ||Ruben I Safir
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Re: Congressman Towns
This promoter of the fight against the Digital Divide
doesn't have an email address...
Even from the house
On 2002.07.26 16:33 Ruben I Safir wrote:
> I believe Towns voted against the Patriot Act.
> How does he feel about laws which make Minority kids felones
> just because they mix some DRMed, DMCA protected music together
> into a rap/DJ mix. It's not like none of the rappers have yet
> been threatened and censored by vigorous copyright inforcement before.
> This is such a black and white, pro minority issue. If your a mionority,
> you have to be an idiot to want the RIAA and MPAA to control all the
> music files on your computer.
> Why is there such a large digital divide anyway?
> Can you spell MICROSOFT
> What's the way out of the digital divide
> FREE SOFTWARE
> There is no chance of closing the digital digide and empowering minorities with
> current copyright legistlation and the disembowlment of property rights
> to mix and reuse copyrighted material in the home on the computer.
> If Towns is conceerned about the issue of the Digital Divide,
> he better get with it and release that the problem becomes not costs,
> but Freedom was systems become less and less expensive and more and
> more controlled by "The Man" instead of the owner.
> On 2002.07.26 16:08 Billy wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 26, 2002 at 03:48:22PM -0400, Joe Grastara wrote:
> > >
> > > I've done some reading up on Ed Towns. He is completely pro DRM. In one
> > > article he shamelessly turns the whole issue into a race/socio-economic
> > > issue, giving some half-baked logic about rich white kids with broadband
> > > connections reaping the benefits of napster while poor black kids in the
> > > ghettos are stuck buying CDs at $20 a pop. Talk about obfuscating the
> > > issue. This is exactly the kind word twisting and clouded, self-serving
> > > reasoning we need to combat. I suggest we mount a serious effort to
> > > either attempt to convince Rep. Towns to change his tune or to get him
> > > voted out in the next election.
> > I'll suggest that he invoke the 14th Amendment, and claim that federal
> > dollars should bus CDRs full of MP3s into Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights,
> > and food stamps should be usable for buying RIO Nomads and iPods.
> > DVDs are region coded, but so are MP3s. They're _implicitly_
> > region coded for white neighborhoods, simply because it takes
> > buku bling-bling to get a DVD or MP3 player.
> > Ed Towns for PRESIDENT!!!
> > ____________________________
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http://www.mrbrklyn.com - Consulting
http://www.nylxs.com/radio - Free Software Radio Show and Archives
http://www.brooklynonline.com - For the love of Brooklyn
http://www.nylxs.com - Leadership Development in Free Software
http://www.nyfairuse.org - The foundation of Democracy
http://www2.mrbrklyn.com/resources - Unpublished Archive or stories and articles from around the net
http://www2.mrbrklyn.com/mp3/dr.mp3 - Imagine my surprise when I saw you...
http://www2.mrbrklyn.com/downtown.html - See the New Downtown Brooklyn....
New Yorker Linux Users Scene
Fair Use -
because it's either fair use or useless....