|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [hangout] DMCA Testimony
I lead New Yorkers for Fair Use, an organization based in New York City,
which advocates the publics stake in copyright issues. We are a grassroots
organization, whose URL is http://fairuse.nylxs.com/, and affiliated with
the New York GNU/Linux Scene, a Free Software educational society in
New York City.
We would like to testify at the LOC's hearings for exceptions to the DMCA.
I would like to LOC to grant two exceptions, one for a media which can not
be used without prior authorization with Free Software. And I would
move for an excpetion of the Vital Book Product being used at the
New York University College of Denistry. Both kinds of products have
restricted the public to the point of undermineding their property rights.
In the case of media such as the standard DVD Movie, the in ability of
reading these files under Free Software is destorys the essense of indiviudal
property rights two owners of these disks, as they need a PREAUTHORIZED
device to read the disk.
In the case of Vital Books, the disk is forced on the students with all their
text books, and then it TURNS ITSELF OFF at the end of the semester, destroying
the students property.
Both of these systems need urgent attention from the LOC.
My name is
President and Founder of NY Fair Use (a subcommitte of NYLXS)
1600 East 17th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Brooklyn Linux Solutions
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