|FROM ||Ruben I Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [hangout] Re: edited some of the language
I'll take it
On 2002.04.24 15:06 jonathan jacobs wrote:
> so i edited some of the language in the hopes of making it a little more
> readable and conscise. please don't consider it a critism
> Our position on the Digital Rights Managment on the net is that:
> The government must not mandate any technology on behalf of the MPIAA
> and the Music Publishers. As INTEL said, rights management is a concern
> of the MPIAA and Music Publishers. It is NOT an internet issue.
> All rights management proposals interfere with free competition in
> the computer industry. Such proposals will stifle economic growth and
> technological progress. Already the threat of such proposals have had a
> seriously deleterious effect on the economy and the internet; and have
> eliminated thousands of jobs. To prevent the use of freely available,
> public software is to severely restrict technological research and
> development. To restrict such development is to restrict public assess
> to information and media that have nothing to do with the MPIAA.
> DRM violates rights guaranteed by the 1st and 4th ammendments, which
> guarantee freedom of expression and protection from unlawful search and
> seizure.All DRM schemes require prior consent to use the property after
> a common purchase. That is completely unexceptable.
> DRM viciously assualts our educational system and our public libraries.
> It seeks to prevent the public access to information and public
> education. It discriminates against ethnic minorities and eliminates
> advancement opportunities for the poor.
> DRM is extortion. It is an attempt by a few large companies, too lazy to
> innovate, to exert monopolistic control.It is destroying the economy and
> preventing the education of our children. It is crippling our tax base.
> It is preventing useful and econmically fruitful competition. It is
> seriously undermining America's ability to remain competetive in the
> international marketplace.
> Any legislator who sanctions DRM will be exposed as special-interest
> DRM does not fall within the authority or responsibility of Telecom
> subcommittee. That the committe has chosen to conduct these sessions
> reaks of malfeasance. Such an action is clearly an attempt at a
> political end run on behalf of the special interest groups.
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