The Music and Tech Industries Climb Into Bed, and the House is Rockin!

Tech Industry tells Music Industry, “get the gov’t off our banks and we’ll let you hop on instead. We’ll screw the consumer together!” —

“Lobbyists for some of the nation’s largest technology companies will argue under the new agreement against efforts in Congress to amend U.S. laws to broaden the rights of consumers, such as explicitly permitting viewers to make backup copies of DVDs for personal use or copy songs onto handheld listening devices. …

“In exchange, the Recording Industry Association of America will argue against government requirements to build locking controls into future generations of entertainment devices to make it more difficult for consumers to share music and movies. Technology companies have complained that the controls are too expensive and complex.”






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