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New Bill Proposed to Restrict Digital Freedom

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Thursday, July 10, 2003
News Categories: Other

Not sure if you guys already know about the CBDTPA bill, but it is an important bill for us iPod users and music listeners in general. The “Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act” is a plan to restrict our freedom through computers.

“The law would force all new personal computers and digital home entertainment devices sold in the United States to have government-approved “policeware” built-in. This policeware would restrict your use of copyrighted material on these devices—including music files and CD’s, video clips, DVD’s, e-books, and more.”

Sign the petition to tell these senators their bill is out of line and against our rights as citizens of the United States.

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41

@pac3r

maybe so, but its still ironic…..as is an old man turned 98 won the lottory and died the next day

Posted by ti on July 14, 2003 at 6:49 AM (PDT)

42

heheheehehehehe, a conversation about a bill to restrict freedom causes so many people to pronounce there country as the as the most free, like it’s going to make anything better, isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?

btw, my dad can beat-up your dad “artful”, that is where you were going with your message, right? stupid post. us canadian can laugh at ourselves, if the joke is funny, not stupid.

Posted by dean0 on July 14, 2003 at 5:16 PM (PDT)

43

Every nation makes fun of every other nation.

And they are all right.

Pac3r

Posted by Pac3r on July 14, 2003 at 6:03 PM (PDT)

44

*sigh*

An old man, turns 98, receives no cards or presents from his family and spends his last dollar on a lottery ticket (knowing the odds) to ensure that he has nothing to leave them when he dies… wins the lottery and dies the next day.

THAT’S ironic…

Pac3r

Posted by Pac3r on July 14, 2003 at 10:55 PM (PDT)

45

Pac3r-
You already said that… We got it…

Posted by mongoos150 on July 15, 2003 at 7:51 AM (PDT)

46

well, well, well.
 
Looks like you ignorant americans are showing the vast amount of loyalty you have. Its strange isnt it. You americans have no idea about anything occuring globaly, your cockiness shines through when you speak of your corrupt country, your president is the most powerful man in the world who cares more for oil than he does for his own country. Another bill will add another hotel to the “monopoly” the US already has on the rest of the world. So you can sit back, and whine about the canadians, and other people who expose your country for what it really is. Perhaps all the problems your country faces with terriosm and messed up politicians and not to mention insane citizens will go away, if you make fun of the canadians who actually participate in the UN and respect the lives of innocent people. Go ahead and flame me, scum. Why dont you send over 300,000+ troops to capture me.

Posted by on July 15, 2003 at 11:11 AM (PDT)

47

Bush is stupid and I will never admit that he is actually our President.

As for the 300,000+ troops, we won’t capture you. We’ll just bomb the hell outta your home and look for your dead carcass when it’s all over.

He cares for oil FOR America, not for himself, but I agree that is wrong. Stupid oil macho headed Republican pig. That’s what he is…

Posted by Kalin Ambrose on July 15, 2003 at 1:40 PM (PDT)

48

To the person who wrote “well well well…”

Your ignorance really shines through on this one. Judging by your comments, you have obviously never been to America; if you had you would actually have some sense in talking of the subject of America. By posting such a blasphemous and blatently uncultivated frenzy of insult and unlearned opinion is an insult to everyone on this board to have to read your mindless rant. We will take you seriously when you have put some thought and sense into your opinion.

Posted by dasf on July 15, 2003 at 1:58 PM (PDT)

49

Commenting on this news item is now locked due to readers being way off topic.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on July 15, 2003 at 2:33 PM (PDT)

50

Serves you guys right for being so immature.

Posted by hagrad on July 15, 2003 at 3:10 PM (PDT)

51

Good idea.

Posted by Mr.K in Da Peach State on July 15, 2003 at 3:51 PM (PDT)

52

America ####### Sucks

Posted by foooo on September 22, 2003 at 4:28 AM (PDT)

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