For John, BLUF: Copyright laws are holding us back as a People. There is some small movement on the Republican side. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Representative Darrell Issa to the rescue. He says he is going to write legislation that makes it clear you can "rip your legally purchased DVD so you can watch it on your computer or iPad. Seems like "fair use" to me.
There should be little doubt that our copyright laws are broken. In the mean time the Democratic Party is beholding to Hollywood and other interested parties and the Republican Party is floundering. [Link Separation Here] Here is the Memo that pulled the draft Republican House paper and the paper.
Hat tip to The InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff