|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Re: Congressman Towns
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!!!
New Yorker Linux Users Scene
Fair Use -
because it's either fair use or useless....