Subject: Re: new expanded DMCA-like law
To: Thomas Mueller <>
From: Ian Cooper <ian@WPI.EDU>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/11/2001 07:49:46
> I certainly hope this DMCA-like law can be defeated, wish DMCA would be
> defeated too.  Dmitry Sklyarov is threatened with a long prison sentence for
> something perfectly legal in Russia.
> Will computer users still be able to copy their own files, or music that the
> composer willingly offers for download, on a freeware or shareware basis?  What
> the music industry has been doing leaves me feeling bitter.  If they act like
> Nazis, I will just not buy any digital music.  I've already pretty much
> mentally written off music CDs and DVD movies, will save my money for more
> worthwhile things.

... Like ordinary cassette tapes and vinyl LPs :)

Ian Cooper