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September 29, 2004

INDUCE Act (IICA) Massive Negotiation Session Tomorrow

Posted by Ernest Miller

Word is that there will be no markup of the INDUCE Act (IICA) tomorrow as had been previously promised. "Instead, the Hatch staff has invited a bunch of people, most of them content people, to a massive negotiation session at 1 p.m. in Dirksen 226. This is not a public meeting, but could be staked out. MPAA, RIAA, BSA, AOL-Time Warner were invited. Consumer Electronics, CDT, Verizon among others."

At what point will our representatives in Washington figure out that this is probably not an intelligent way to determine internet innovation policy for the nation?

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1. Seth Finkelstein on September 30, 2004 01:52 AM writes...

The fix is in! :-(

I've used the following before in my blog, but might as well post it here, since almost nobody reads me anyway. The following is a classic Bloom County comic strip (it's in the first book, "Loose Tails"):

Bedfellow: And as your Senator ... I'm tickled to be here today, chatting with all of you ... um ... future voters ... yessir ...

Bedfellow: Now ... Can any of you little nits tell me which great principle our political system is based upon?
Milo: "Money talks".

Bedfellow: HMPH ... Yes, well, the other great principle ...
Milo: "MONEY TALKS".

Bedfellow: Watch your tongue, boy, or somebody might CUT IT OFF.
Milo: MONEY TALKS!
Teacher: Milo ...

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2. Alexander Wehr on September 30, 2004 08:02 AM writes...

Well, since i'm not hearing of any CONSUMER GROUPS in this lot, i'll assume once again it is an attempt to forcibly alter the public consciousness with draconian law rather than forcibly alter the unreasonable standpoint of intrenched copyright interests gone mad.

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