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 Protecting fair-use rights in the digital world

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Have you ever made a tape of your favorite songs to enjoy in your car stereo? Have you ever bought a CD and ripped it to your portable MP3 player? If so, you should know that recent changes to copyright law have been used to take away your personal use rights to the media you legally acquire. That means that activities like making mixes or copying music to a portable player are quickly being restricted or prevented. DigitalConsumer.org is doing something about it. We are advocating a Consumer Technology Bill of Rights that will positively assert a consumer's rights to fair use.

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  • Jan 15, 2003: The Eldred Case. Our statement on the Supreme Court's recent ruling.
  • Sep 25, 2002: The Tauzin Bill. Our statement on the draft of Tauzin's digital television bill.
  • Jun 24, 2002: Site Upgrade. We've made a bunch of improvements to the web site: we have regularly updated news articles, an improved FAQ, and the ability to accept PayPal donations.
  • Jun 06, 2002: Final BPDG report is released. The BPDG has released their final report about copy protection for digital television. What does it mean for you?
  • Apr 25, 2002: DigitalConsumer testifies to the House. Joe Kraus testified at the House Commerce Committee's hearing on fair use. Read his testimony online.

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