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September 30, 2004

Report from the INDUCE Act (IICA) "Negotiations"

Posted by Ernest Miller

Apparently, Sen. Orrin Hatch's staff believes that the Senate Judiciary Committee would be criticized if forwarded a copyright bill and criticized if it didn't. Criticized by who? The citizens of Utah? Are the people of Utah pushing ths bill? Will Sen. Hatch be voted out of office if the INDUCE Act isn't passed?

Sen. Hatch himself was quoted as saying that he wanted the people in the room to write the "doggone" bill and that if they didn't he would. He also was quoted as saying, "if the bill isn’t done this year, it will be done next year."


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1. Seth Finkelstein on September 30, 2004 10:42 PM writes...

"Will Sen. Hatch be voted out of office if the INDUCE Act isn't passed?"

Well, arguably, yes. That is, large campaign contributions may go to his opponent. And a group called "Music War Veterans For Truth" might appear, with accusations that Hatch's own songs were spurious and copied. And so on.

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