Third Grade Class in Washington Sends MPAA to "Quiet Time" . . . .
tompoe at renonevada.net
Wed Jun 12 18:37:26 CDT 2002
Hi: Here's a glowing example of our tax dollars at work:
Protection Discussion Group)
June 12, 2002
Tauzin's tasks and timetable
I encourage all to read Tauzin's list. It's kindergarten all over again.
Absolutely one of the most embarrassing moments in his embarrassing existence.
You would think that between he and his legal counsel[s], they would be able
to determine the answers simply by reading the BPDG drafts. For example,
this quote from May 24th? draft:
"A proposal was later made by Philips and a small number of consumer
electronics companies that, for a limited number of years (intended to
capture the reasonable life of legacy DVD players), in-the-clear
recordings of Unscreened Content and Marked Content could be made
using standard definition DVD recorders. Motion picture companies
opposed such a "grandfather" provision, inter alia, because tens of
millions of legacy DVD-ROM drives would remain capable of unauthorized
redistribution of such content when played back, including over the
Does anyone read this out of context quote, and not realize that with the
capability to remotely disable devices, Hollywood has any intentions, other
than to destroy as much equipment as possible as quickly as possible? Simply
by pursuing the "Ooops, didn't mean to flip the switch" strategy? Shall we
ask the Apple users what they think?
What Tauzin et al, need to do, is to quite the charade, and pass summary
judgement on this whole mess.
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