Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Tech heavies support challenge to copyright law: "Skirmishes between content-producing companies seeking expansive copyright protections and hardware and telecommunications corporations on the other side have resulted in a legislative deadlock on Capitol Hill.

"Some of the most influential technology companies are planning to announce on Tuesday an alliance that they hope will end the impasse. Called the Personal Technology Freedom Coalition, its purpose is to coordinate lobbying efforts in opposition--at least initially--to the most controversial section of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. "

Do the telecommunications, software, and consumer electronics industries have enough collective clout to out-lobby the entertainment industry? Why no mention of Fritz Hollings (D-Disney) as he has been the leading proponent of the DMCA and is generally considered the entertainment industry's lackey?

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