It’s Berman vs. Boucher. Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.) and Rep. John Doolittle (D-Calif.) have introduced a long overdue bill, the Digital Media Consumers Rights Act, that would shore up the fair use rights of consumers. A broadbased coalition supports the legislation. Meanwhile, Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.). is floating a bill that would “limit the liability” of copyright owners (read: license to hack) for protecting their works on peer-to-peer networks. Guess who suppports that legislation?

- Ella Delaney [Friday, October 4th, 2002]



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