|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [hangout] Fair Use meeting with Congressman Weiner
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From: Ruben Safir
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Subject: [hangout] Fair Use meeting with Congressman Weiner
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My name is Ruben Safir, and I'm a member of a local group called
NYers for Fairuse, http://www.nyfairuse.org. We've been active in the
comunity in the education and discussion of the Digital Millenium
Copyright Act of 1998. This act is being used as a wedge to close
libraries, exasperate the digital divide, and inhibit education. It also
stifles the computer business and puts us on the path to a 1984 Orweilian
society. The American Acociation of Publishers, with the help of Pat
Schoeder, is using the act to close public libraries.
When I spoke the Congressman Weiner in Brooklyn, he asked if we could help
his staff become more informed on intellectual property issues, and we are
glad to help in this. I would like to request a scheduled date to go down
to DC and discuss this with the staff. In the future, the Congressman
might come and speak to us on this issue in NY after this meeting. We can
probibly get a large audience to come hear him speak on IP issues in NYC.
Any time in January is fine but a Friday meeting would need to be early.
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