Fair Use Rights May Persist: Intellectual Property Protection Act Gets Flack

Rather than getting creative to solve their financial woes, the entertainment industry is trying the legislative route. The Intellectual Property Protection Act (IPPA) is federal legislation under consideration that, among other things, could severely curtail the "fair use" provisions granted by current copyright law. The proposed change would limit our ability to copy music and other works for personal use. The bill contains lots of other goodies for the entertainment industry that are not consumer friendly. Ars Technica has a nice summary.

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