« A Bit Rich | Main | Danger! »

Fast Forward Safe

For now, at least.

November 23, 2004 | Permalink

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
https://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8345160fd69e200d83421d1ba53ef

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Fast Forward Safe:

» A Small Victory from Lean Left
The fair use killing bill I spoke about a few days ago has been gutted: The Senate passed a scaled-back... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 23, 2004 11:22:59 AM

» Gift Basket from Tom Jamme's Blog
Sweet Blessings, a new Christian-based online shop featuring cookie bouquets, candy bouquets and gift baskets, opens with a campaign to donate a portion of all profits to Habitat For Humanity. The devastation of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, while not a... [Read More]

Tracked on Oct 7, 2005 12:58:32 PM

» Heat's Wade, Walker Downplay Hometown Distractions from J. Banks of the
conflict with their team itinerary and their obligations to get rest and concentrate [Read More]

Tracked on May 22, 2006 5:57:49 PM

» New ESRI Instructional Series Podcast: ArcSDE: An Introduction to Logfiles from about ArcSDE
about ArcSDE logfiles and how they are implemented in ArcGIS 8 versus ArcGIS 9. [Read More]

Tracked on Jun 5, 2006 6:27:01 AM

» Female circumcision heightens childbirth risks: WHO from higher mortality
circumcision, performed on as many as 3 million girls each year, complicates childbirth later in life and causes higher mortality among [Read More]

Tracked on Jun 5, 2006 10:25:31 AM

» Stefan Sanderling Extends Contract with Florida Orchestra from of the Tampa-based
Tampa-based Florida Orchestra through the 2010-11 season, the orchestra announced. [Read More]

Tracked on Jun 15, 2006 3:06:38 AM

» There are Only Five Basic Elements a Consumer Needs to Know About Long Term Care Insurance Policy Design from will help consumers
of a long term care insurance policy. These elements will help consumers design a policy that provides [Read More]

Tracked on Jun 18, 2006 8:04:10 AM

» Why The New York Times Controversy Is Missing On The "Evening News" from much to the story
that, except for hyper-focused people like us at Public Eye and politically [Read More]

Tracked on Jul 2, 2006 3:09:17 AM

» Microsoft 4Q Profit Falls on Legal, R&D Expenses from quarter earnings
nearly 24 percent in part because of a one-time legal charge but beat Wall Street estimates. [Read More]

Tracked on Jul 24, 2006 10:33:17 AM

Comments

I wouldn't relax just yet. This history has been that after this stuff is defeated, it is brought back in as a midnight amendment just before the final vote. Or else a totally different bill, hammered out behind closed doors, is substituted at the last minute and voted through.

So don't take you eyes off the ball.

Cranky

Posted by: Cranky Observer | Nov 23, 2004 10:40:23 AM

These days, it happens when the conference committee puts back in whatever insane stuff the Senate initially took out, and then the Senate GOP goes along with literally every demand of the House GOP leadership.

Posted by: Haggai | Nov 23, 2004 10:50:44 AM

So, I looked at the actual bills to determine what's going on here (the Wired article links to the House bill (HR2391), and the new Senate bill (S3021)). And here's what I found out: the hysteria about making fast forward illegal is just that, hysteria. It has no basis in reality.

The provision we are talking about is an EXEMPTION from the copyright law. Absolutely no new infringing activities would have been added to the copyright law.

If removing commercials is not an infringing activity now, neither of these bills would have made it into an infringing activity. (Conversely, if removing commercials IS an infringing activity now, then PERHAPS the Senate bill exempts it, since the language it written quite broadly.)

The House bill would have been a wash for commercial-skippers. The Senate bill may actually affirmatively protect them, depending on whether commercial skipping is currently an infringing activity, and whther the broad language in the Senate bill would be construed to protect commercial-skippers.

Posted by: Al | Nov 23, 2004 12:08:52 PM

And here's what I found out: the hysteria about making fast forward illegal is just that, hysteria. It has no basis in reality.

I always know my points hit home when Stalker Al shows up.

Posted by: Al | Nov 23, 2004 12:34:08 PM

Hmmm, now I'm starting to see why Time-Warner made some of their big political donations...have to protect the advertisers, huh?

Posted by: notelling | Nov 23, 2004 3:58:58 PM

The comments to this entry are closed.