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Fear of a Pay-Per-Use World
by Oscar S. Cisneros
3:00 a.m. Oct. 9, 2000 PDT

Critics of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act are asking the librarian of
Congress to preserve traditional fair-use and free-speech rights by carving
out exceptions to the law.

Unless some exceptions are created, they argue, the entertainment industry
will have more control than the Constitution allows. One concern is that
this could lead to a pay-per-use world where consumers don't truly own the
books, movies and music they purchase.

read more at....


Bye, Barry Mahon, Executive Director


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