Something Important To Consider
Times have changed, but sleazebags haven't. We would never resort to name-calling, but today's brand of moronic corporate pus sacks have decided we shouldn't be able to record anything digitally. And, by the way, in the not-too-distant future, that's the only way we'll be able to get this content. In other words, all of us nostalgia buffs get to really go back to the seventies, before VCRs. And they are fighting Media WWII with nukes in the form of big money to your congress person and mine.
Under the new series of laws proposed by these avaricious Neanderthals, you will not be able to record digital TV, record music off of a digital radio or make a copy of the latest Trashmonkeys CD in case it melts in the sun. And every single Prevuze picture would be subject to a $10,000 fine. YIKES! There is a lot more to this, but our space and your time are too limited to go into it. Suffice it to say, they don't want more of your money... they want all of it.
"What," you may ask, "can I do? I'm just lil'-ole-me!" You have several options. You can support these laws thereby proving the sleazebags have kidnapped your last brain cell and are holding it hostage for its full value - zero. Or you can act like half the women of Salem and stand around blubbering and squealing while someone else dukes it out. The best course of action, however, would be to let your congress person know if s/he votes for this legislation you will use every ounce of your being to see to it that s/he is never even elected dog catcher again.
It's really simple. Visit the website eff.org and watch the little video for more information. Then click on the Audio Flag, Broadcast Flag and Analog Hole pictures at the right. Fill out the forms and the Electronic Frontier Foundation will automatically figure out who your senators and congress person are and notify them.
"That's too hhhaaarrrddd," Whines Belle.
OK. Let's make it even more simple:
Click here to oppose the Digital Transition Content Security Act (H.R. 4569)
Click here to oppose Broadcast Flag Legislation in Telecom Reform Bills
Click here to oppose Music Industry Over-Regulation of Digital Radio
It is very important to go to all three of the links above.
The well-known and respected Electronic Frontier Foundation is spearheading this effort. Well-regarded industry analysts Leo Laporte and John Dvorak have expressed pessimism about defeating this legislation. We need all the help we can get.
And ask your friends who care to visit this link to oppose these greedy dim bulbs.
Thank you. Now let's get back to the serious business of having some fun...