Friday, December 10, 2004

CONGRESS BUGGERS OFF FOR CHRISTMAS WITHOUT DOING DEVIL'S WORK: Some good news from Washington, where Congress has adjourned for the year (how much Christmas shopping do they have to do? I mean, I know they can't rely on dropsy and backhanders to get all their gift needs seen to, but even so...) without having passed any of the insane new copyright laws being demanded by the record industry. Mitch Bainwol, of course, see this as some sort of victory, looking through the RIAA's special glasses:

Mitch Bainwol of the RIAA told the [LA] Times that the lobbying surrounding the legislation raised awareness of the "enormous theft out there that is compromising the vitality of important American industries." Bainwol added, "There is a consensus that there is a problem. We broke down on how you define an answer."

If the theft was that massive, and seen as so important, though, wouldn't legislators have been quicker and more interested when it came to defining an answer?

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