Please take a moment to educate yourself about a very dangerous proposal for legislation in the United States offered by Rep. Mike Ferguson (R-NJ), called the “Audio Broadcast Flag Licensing Act of 2006”. If passed, this legislation would severely limit your rights to record and enjoy digital audio.
About the Audio Broadcast Flag Bill eff.org]
You probably also know about the PERFORM act, proposed by Senators Feinstein (D-CA) and Graham (R-SC). This proposal would require webcasters to use digital rights management (DRM) to encode the music streams, and would disallow the use of shoutcast MP3 streaming.
About the PERFORM Act [eff.org]
As an American, I am concerned with the erosion of our civil rights by misguided legislation. Maybe you feel the same way. It is our responsibility to inform our representatives and senators. They need to understand that these kinds of proposals do not represent the best interests of American citizens. I encourage you, streamripper users, to take up the pen. The EFF links above can be used to send an email to your representative. Use them! Want to send a letter or make a phone call? Even better.
Together, we can stop these bills from becoming law. Thanks!
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