"The RIAA tried to put small radio station Webcasters out of
business while secretly giving National Public Radio affiliates a
sweetheart deal not available to other radio stations. Only
last-minute intervention by outgoing Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., gave
small radio stations the legislative right to play music while
paying reasonable royalties.
"A teenager is on trial in Norway for figuring out a novel way
to play DVD movie discs on his personal computer. He should be
commended for his ingenuity, not punished.
"Adobe (a U.S. computer software company) persuaded U.S. law
enforcement to throw a visiting Russian scholar in jail after he
revealed some shortcomings in an Adobe e-book product at a public
conference in this country. He was eventually released on condition
that he testify against his own company..."