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Old 01-03-2008   #12
busyhands
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Default Re: Chip-maker’s Delays Cause Home Theater Industry Woes Late in 2007

While it's true that the govt. is wasting a lot of time and money on low-level or non-crimes, I don't think it's true that they don't care about copyright protection. Otherwise, why would they have passed the Digitial Millenium Consumer Disaster Act? (That name may not be exactly right....)

Our elected representatives get a whole lot more campaign contributions from the RIAA, MPAA, et al than from me and you, so they dance to the industry's tune, not ours. And if the industry says "all our customers are thieves and you must punish them before they can act", Congress will do it.

Vaguely reminiscent of "Minority Report", isn't it?
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