Wednesday, November 24, 2004

American lawmakers rip apart proposed copyright extensions 

"WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - After cobbling together a string of copyright bills in the hopes of gaining enough support for final passage, lawmakers are ripping the package asunder in a desperate effort to push some of the provisions across the legislative finish line..."

Surprise, surprise: some politicians actually listen to what their constituents want and act in their interests. (LOBBYIST: "Just sign here and we'll support your campaign next time around." POLITICIAN: "Wait a second- you're taking away my people's rights! Forget it!") Listen up, people in Ottawa; stricter copyright laws are not popular with most voters.

LINK: reuters.com

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