August 01, 2003

Senator Coleman on Filesharing and Suing Your Customers

Via BoingBoing:

Sen. Norm Coleman is beginning to germinate a clue. He's figured out that turning one in six Americans into a felon for engaging in file-sharing is corrosive to the body politic, but his answer is to call for reduced penalties for file-sharing, not a new copyright deal -- like the one that created the recording indusustry in 1908 in order to legalize piano rolls, the first big Napsterization of music. Still, in this MPR interview (mp3), he does admit to having downloaded some Bob Dylan MP3s.

Posted by Mary Hodder at August 1, 2003 09:37 PM | TrackBack