Boucher's bill would permit limited copying as Supreme Court takes up file sharingFurniture plants in Southwest Virginia are closing at an alarming rate.
By Andrew Kantor
Rep. Rick Boucher's Digital Media Consumer Rights Act would, in a sense, codify the court's 1984 so-called "Betamax decision." That ruling held that Sony's Betamax VCR was legal even though people could use it to copy and pirate movies and television shows.
The Betamax ruling, Boucher said, opened the gates for much of the consumer technology we use today: VCRs, DVD players, TiVo, iPods and a host of other devices. (link)
Most textile plants are relocating to the orient.
Drinking water in Wise County is unsafe to drink.
Citizens are fleeing the area at an alarming rate in an effort to find gainful employment.
And my congressman is concerned that we be able to tape movies with our VCR's.
For the love of God.