Retired Congresscritter On Home-Taping

Retired Congressman Al Smith testified on the DMCRA, Rep Boucher’s bill to reform copyright. Smith’s been home-taping for 54 years, and he knows what’s what: When I buy a CD or a DVD, that content should be wholly mine to do with as I please as long as I am in no way selling its contents or profiting from it… Present law is predicated on the assumption that consumers will rip-off copyright holders. The vast majority are innocent of that assumption, but all are treated as guilty

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