[mythtv-users] Congress to Make Commercial Skipping Illegal

spectro spectro at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 15:12:09 UTC 2004

IANAL, IHMO sec 212
seems to grant an exception to devices that allow commercial skipping.

On Tue, 16 Nov 2004 09:53:06 -0500, George Galt <george.galt at gmail.com> wrote:
> All:
> The House has passed HR 2391, which is being considered by the Senate
> today (11/16).  Successful passage by the Senate will put this bill on
> the President's desk late this year or early next.
> This bill makes it a violation of the Copyright Act to skip
> commercials using a technological means (hardware or software) -- and
> it makes it a violation to make the computer program that allows
> people to skip commercials.  You can get information on the bill here:
> http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:h.r.02391:
> and you can read the Wired story on the bill here:
> http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,65704,00.html
> My suggestion is call your Senators and Representatives and let them
> know that it is ridiculous to make it illegal for you to skip
> commercials (assuming you agree that it is).
> You can reach your Senators and Representatives through the Capitol
> switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or (202) 225-3121.  Or you can email
> them by going to their web sites, which you can find through
> www.senate.gov or www.house.gov.
> George
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