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Old 10th December 2011
Originally Posted by charles maynes View Post
My point being, I dont think legislation which would replay the DMCA's shortcomings is going to do anyone any favors. And if a year of refinement- which is all they have, makes for a more robust law, it will be worth the wait.
First, I seriously doubt this will "replay the DMCA's shortcomings". It may incorporate shortcomings of its own (who's got the crystal ball?), but replay the old ones? No, probably not.


(Second) That "year of refinement" is much more likely to be a year of watering down and teeth pulling. In which case we could see a replay. That's why we need to make our representatives aware of the need to ADOPT THE BILL AS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN, no compromises, no fixes, no "making it more fair" to the people it's aimed against.