Record labels' man in Washington (News.com)
Posted Sep 3, 2004 23:04 UTC (Fri) by jre
Parent article: Record labels' man in Washington (News.com)
Articles like this one perform a valuable public service in reminding a wide audience that there are some very mischievous people out there working full time to pass bad laws.
What can we do in response? A few things come to mind:
(1) Give to the EFF, the FSF, or the advocacy group of your choice.
(2) Keep informed. Watch the EFF site, or subscribe to a newsletter. Do what's needed so that you know about these bills before they are voted upon.
(3) If you are lucky enough to live in a legislative district (assuming you're in the US) with an enlightened candidate like Rep. Rick Boucher running, vote! Better, contribute! Even better, volunteer!
(4) Gently correct anyone misusing the terms "theft" or "piracy" in your presence. OK, maybe that's too humorless. Get a parrot, wear an eyepatch and say Arrr ... a lot, if that works better for you.
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