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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.
- Feb 28, 2005. Copyright news
- Feb 28, 2005. Long Tail vs. Lessig
- Jan 06, 2005. Bill Gates
- Jan 06, 2005. Your DVD player is obsolete
- Jan 05, 2005. More good work from the EFF
- Jan 04, 2005. Son of DVD copy protection
- Dec 30, 2004. Illegal music
- Dec 30, 2004. DRM
- Nov 29, 2004. "Transitional" fair use
- Nov 28, 2004. Testing assumptions
- Nov 28, 2004. Radiohead and copyright
- Nov 28, 2004. Senate passes copyright bill
- Nov 27, 2004. More on TiVo
- Nov 17, 2004. Bad News
- Oct 09, 2004. Copyright and innovation
- ... More news (plus a new RSS feed)
- 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.
For more information, please read our
overview of the issues or our list of
answers to frequently asked questions.