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Posted by: , 16:25 AEST, Wed April 19, 2006
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Who will redefine copyright for the digital age
To recap briefly, the EFF has caught the RIAA and their allies (the MPAA and the US Attorney General's Office) trying sneak through the courts a complete overhaul of existing copyright legislation. The change in the definition of a copyright owner's exclusive right of distribution that the RIAA seeks to have the court acknowledge is at once troubling and fascinating—troubling because, hey, it's the RIAA that's pushing this, and we all know they're Pure Evil(TM), and fascinating because in its own odd way the attempted alteration would "update" copyright law to take account of the reality of digital distribution in a manner that it currently does not. More...

Credit: ars technica


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