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Christina's LIS Rant
Monday, August 09, 2004
  law.com: Movie Filtering Gets Legal Close-Up
8/9/2004 by Gary Young from "The National Law Journal" (pointed out via daily law.com e-mail)
"The House Judiciary Committee recently approved the 'Family Movie Act,' a bill that would immunize some manufacturers and retailers of movie-filtering technology from trademark and copyright worries. "
UGH! So Congress basically strengthens copyright laws when in Disney's best interests, and then ignores them for other companies? What about the director's vision for the movie? Can't people watching select only G or PG movies if that's what they want to see? Won't the stories be disrupted? At least some writers get to approve abridgements of their books for audio tape, but this doesn't let the auteur weigh in. Gee, it's getting so that anything with "family" or "values" in it gives me the creeps.
 
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This is my blog on library and information science. I'm into Sci/Tech libraries, special libraries, personal information management, sci/tech scholarly comms.... My name is Christina Pikas and I'm a librarian in a physics, astronomy, math, computer science, and engineering library. I'm also a doctoral student at Maryland. Any opinions expressed here are strictly my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer or CLIS. You may reach me via e-mail at cpikas {at} gmail {dot} com.

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