Following up on what I wrote about the Intellectual Property Protection Act of 2007…a bill designed to make it easy for virtually anyone to be convicted of copyright infringement, or even attempted infringement, by shifting the burden from the accuser to you.
The big money is lining up behind the bill with the formation of a new “Copyright Alliance.” Members include Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the Association of American Publishers, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), Microsoft, Viacom and Walt Disney.
This is an anti-consumer, anti-entrepreneur effort. Contact your U.S. Representative and Senators to oppose it.
Moving in the other direction, Amazon.com is launching its own music download service that will be DRM-free, that is, you’ll be able to transfer songs purchased from one device to another.