Posted by turbogeek
on July 26, 2004 at 3:16 AM PDT
The record industry is trying to stop you from using your MP3 player without their permission. This could not only make it illegal to copy music to your iPod, but could erect barriers to all content.
I just received an email from Ray Gao of P2PJournal.com . Apparently the lobbyists are at it again. This time your MP3 player is at risk. This also opens the door to a lot of other anti-P2P shenanigans from other companies. The INDUCE Act is just plain bad to the bone .
But first, let me say that I am 100% legal. I don't steal music. I buy a lot in fact (you gotta see my iTunes bill). Stealing is stealing. But the music industry wants to stamp out fair use. That's why I am hot about this issue.
Please take a look at this anti-P2P bill currently being proposed at the congress. And, sign the petition oppose it. Tell your congressman that this bill should not become a law.
I just sent a free fax from the site urging my reps in Congress to stop the INDUCE Act. Convincing even a single Senator will force a real debate on the bill.
Check out: www.savetheipod.com which will allow you to fax congress with a few clicks (I used auto form fill on my browser to do most of the work).
www.savetheipod.com has more info about the INDUCE Act and a form to fax your Senators and Representative. It only takes a few seconds to send a fax and it is really important that we respond to this legislation quickly.
Take a look at www.savethe.com for more information and details on the lobbyists and specific congressmen that are paid to be lobbyists lapdogs.