Today I got a reply to my e-mail address, addressed from one of my Senate-Critter in response to my letter about this entry. If you love your streaming MP3s, Sirius (or XM) radio and in general are a fan of having the "right" to control your own music your own way... go read the link to my previous entry and take action. Now, on to the show!
Thank you for contacting me about the Platform Equality and Remedies for Rights Holders in Music (PERFORM) Act of 2006. I appreciate hearing from you.</span>
I am a music lover. In fact, I often tell people that my CD collection is rivaled only by my collection of ties. Music plays a vital role in my own life, and I understand that it is particularly meaningful to many Americans.
The ongoing debate about the legal and technological means to protect copyright in the digital age has significant long-term implications for the future ofdigital content. New technologies enable the delivery of voice, video, and data to billions of users worldwide. Those technologies are changing the way we communicate with each other and conduct business.
Any proposal must include appropriate limitations and safeguards regarding the fairuse of copyrighted material. Consumers should have the ability to make fair use of content for which they have paid. Copyright holders should be able to enforce their rights to protect their works. The proper balancing of these goals will help provide an appropriate incentive tocreate more works in the future.
The goal should be the development of a robust content delivery market in which consumers have multiple choices and sufficient information, and in which issues relating to public affairs content and privacy are fairly addressed. Most importantly, solutions should respect the choices of consumers and the rights of creators without unduly burdening law-abiding users with restrictive and cumbersome digital copyright protection regimes.
I will keep your thoughts in mind as the committee reviews this legislation.
Thank you again for contacting me. Please feel free to keep in touch.
So there you have it. Draw your own conclusions.
rock me, Amadeus