"An affable group of Linux users from New York City and the
Washington DC area converged on Capitol Hill this week, patiently
explaining to passers-by that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
(DMCA) is a serious setback for consumers, and hoping to attract
the Librarian of Congress' attention as he participated in hearings
on the hastily-drafted and quite controversial law."
"Members of the New York Linux Users Group (NYLUG), the
Washington DC Linux Users Group (DCLUG) and the Northern Virginia
Linux Users Group (NOVALUG) staged a three-hour appearance at the
steps of the Library of Congress to publicise their disapproval of
a law which makes it illegal for owners of a DVD disk to access its
contents on players of their own choosing or devising."
"...We're satisfied that the Linux users we met in
Washington are ready for a rational, open dialogue, but we're not
so sure about the movie industry. The MPAA seems to be
deriving too much pleasure from being pricks, from flexing their
muscles, and from ranting about teen-aged demons on the Web."
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