Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Darrell Issa and Copyright


For John, BLUFCopyright 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

1 comment:

Neal said...

Ah....an extension of the "you didn't build it on your own" axiom??? We are all members of the human race, and so the successes of the one are in fact successes of the many, rendering therefore any sense of personal ownership...even for an idea....moot. After all, ones "idea" has its genesis in the ideas of the many, which then give rise to further musings about a given idea. Put simply, original thought doesn't exist.