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Use iPod, go to Jail?

“That’s the message from the “Save the iPod’’ campaign. Holmes Wilson, an organizer of the Web-based movement, warns that the Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act now pending in Congress threatens to silence the popular music player. In other words, your right to bear beats is in danger. [...]

The Induce Act would give the music industry and other copyright holders new legal grounds to sue any business that profits from encouraging people to illegally distribute songs, movies, software, games and other copyrighted works. The proposed law targets popular online file-swapping services such as Kazaa.”

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are you kidding me? is this a hoax? or are people in congress that…i don’t even know what word to use.

Posted by BaMa in Irvine, CA on August 2, 2004 at 11:35 AM (CDT)


This is NOT a hoax.  It’s yet another bill from the great mind of Senator Orin Hatch (R-Utah) and backed by his boy Bill Frist (R-Tenn).  The whole idea behind this is to clog up the court system with futile cases and waste our tax money.  Email your senators now and offer them more money than the RIAA and we might be able to get rid of this (doubtful, but we might).

Posted by Abahd Fugufish in Irvine, CA on August 2, 2004 at 11:45 AM (CDT)


I’m not signing up with another news site, anyone got a generic logon??

I guessing it’s talking about this:,1283,64297,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_1

it will never pass….

Posted by nothinglower in Irvine, CA on August 2, 2004 at 11:47 AM (CDT)


I can’t imagine it would pass in its current form if media players such as the iPod are included.

Anyone know what the Bill number is?

Posted by Shawn in Irvine, CA on August 2, 2004 at 12:04 PM (CDT)


Dear friends,

Be worry for the things that the ones in power, I cannot name IT… (sorry, him)
It’s not a HOAX… As with the Patriot ACT, this Copyrights Act limits our rights as individuals… the VERY THING that make us humans and proud americans… F*U Jorge Arbusto!

Posted by Guillermo in Irvine, CA on August 2, 2004 at 12:06 PM (CDT)


Nonsense like this, the (Un)patriot act, and making sure gay people are punished for who they love… these are the challenges our nation should be spending time and money on right now?

And do NOT think this can’t happen just because it sounds absurd. The Patriot act did happen (for now), and we’ve barely begun to see the unconstitutional wrongs that are resulting from it.

Posted by Nagromme in Irvine, CA on August 2, 2004 at 12:12 PM (CDT)


There is a very strong counter-argument that any potential effect on content delivery devices is more than offset by Constitutional free speech rights.

Any law which restricts the ability of content providers (artists) to deliver via any chosen medium (i.e. digital players, iPod) is an abridgement of free speech.

It’s like trying to pass a law which would eliminate newspapers and books because paper can be a fire hazard.

Posted by m.s in Irvine, CA on August 2, 2004 at 12:14 PM (CDT)


I’m just gonna say it straight out… That is Bull Shit

Posted by steve in Irvine, CA on August 2, 2004 at 12:18 PM (CDT)


As I see it, writeable CDs, all digtal media players, our beloved iPods, and anything else that can possibily hold illegal muisic illegal?

Posted by Faramir in Irvine, CA on August 2, 2004 at 12:46 PM (CDT)


“Email your senators now”

~ I would, if he ever voted

Matt from NC

Posted by Matt in Irvine, CA on August 2, 2004 at 12:50 PM (CDT)


Yet another great bill by the ppl who brought you the worst injustice ever to happen to americans since slavery: the patriot act.  Hatch is really trying to push this bs, the sad part is, it would make ANYTHING that can record ANYTHING illegal.  This means not only will your cdrw and dvdrw drives be illegal, but also VCR’s!  Thats right, this would reverse the Sony vs JVC case of vhs vs betamax where sony argued their betamax couldnt record and recorded tv should be illegal, obviously vhs won and we can record tv for personal use.  So, kiss your ipod, tivo, vcr, cd/dvd burner, hell they can even ban cd players hard drives, anything that can hold data.  Please, if you or anyone you know is from utah, write to this a-hole and tell him how you feel.  Please vote against him asap, contact your news agencies, get so much coverage on him he resigns or gets impeached.  This is the same man (i believe I could be wrong) who is pro-segregation!  He wants it as it was in the 50’s and 60’s when black ppl had their own schools and were seperate from whites.

Please, please ppl, DON’T VOTE FOR BUSH!!!  He is backing all of these bills that are destroying our freedom and our rights as americans and human beings.  We need to get rid of him.  He is the biggest threat to americans, not terrorists, not iraq, not korea.  Please for the love of god get him out of office!  They tried to impeach clinton for less!  Clinton lied once about something stupid, bush lies to us every day and has lied to us since he was “elected”.

Posted by acemilo in Irvine, CA on August 2, 2004 at 12:56 PM (CDT)


So owning an iPod makes us copyright infringers?

Owning a gun makes us killers, too?

Posted by Schiano in Irvine, CA on August 2, 2004 at 12:57 PM (CDT)


i already did the fax to my senators (IL).  this would pretty much be the worse thing that ever happened to me.  or i’d just stick my ipod in an old walkman or something and be all like “f*ck you old man”

Posted by Jeff in Irvine, CA on August 2, 2004 at 1:24 PM (CDT)


*cough Libertarian cough*

Posted by tussery in Irvine, CA on August 2, 2004 at 1:24 PM (CDT)


Maybe if we combined the Ipod and an assault weapon !!!

Then the NRA would run to our defense—-we could keep it on the basis of being able to bear arms. It seems the government is less worried about you owning an AK-47 than listening to Bob Dylan

Hang on, I’ll call Steve Jobs and see what he thinks

Posted by h.hesse in Irvine, CA on August 2, 2004 at 1:45 PM (CDT)


this won’t pass, not enough support for it.  be worried when they start moddifying it.  that’s when they’ll go after software alone and anything that shares files on the internet will be attacked.

Posted by Stephen in Irvine, CA on August 2, 2004 at 2:00 PM (CDT)


Don’t believe the hype.  You people are easy to upset.  I got a few acres for sale on the moon, any takers?  Ever heard of urban legend?  I bet you all forward chain letter emails to all of your friends so nothing bad happens to you right?  If you think CDR’s, DVDR’s, and iPods will become ilegal all I can say is G U L L A B L E.

Posted by dawntreader101 in Irvine, CA on August 2, 2004 at 2:00 PM (CDT)


So what are they are trying to do exactly? Make it to where you cant take your ipod with you? Cant buy a ipod? Will ipods be considered illegal ::tears:: God I hope not!

Posted by Adam L. in Irvine, CA on August 2, 2004 at 2:06 PM (CDT)


Dawntrader101 -

So what if we’re gullable—sitting on our asses and doing nothing about the bill is when it gets passed.

If we actually do show emotion over something, things might change.

Posted by Schiano in Irvine, CA on August 2, 2004 at 2:10 PM (CDT)


I dont think you can blame this on bush.  Most likely Kerry would also sign this bill.

Posted by knarf135 in Irvine, CA on August 2, 2004 at 2:11 PM (CDT)

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