Sunday, January 22, 2006

EFF Action Alert!

To all my American pals, a call to action from the Electronic Frontier Foundation:

"New Senate Broadcast Flag Bill Would Freeze Fair Use"
January 20, 2006

Draft legislation making the rounds in the U.S. Senate gives us a preview of the MPAA and RIAA's next target: your television and radio. (Please write your Senator about this!)

You say you want the power to time-shift and space-shift TV and radio? You say you want tomorrow's innovators to invent new TV and radio gizmos you haven't thought of yet, the same way the pioneers behind the VCR, TiVo, and the iPod did?

Well, that's not what the entertainment industry has in mind.