The land of the free

From an Ars interview with a US Congresswoman-

You know, these guys in the content industry, they came to us when I was in the Congress when we did the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. They wanted to go farther; at one point, the original draft outlawed Web browsing, which I thought was interesting.

We did the bill, and they’re complaining. It’s what they wanted, but it’s not enough. Now they want to do something else, which is really pretty draconian, and I think out of step with the American tradition of due process. They’re not using the remedies available to them right now, and if this passes, in a couple years they’ll come back with something even more draconian. I don’t have a lot of patience for that, really.

I found this clip from a Marx Brothers film thanks to a quote on this website that covers censorship news from that fount of all things insane: the UK-

You can read the lyrics at the end of this page.

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  • Anil  On April 8, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Interesting, the way he framed his answer. Would’ve been even more interesting to have been privy to the exchange he refers to.

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