December 9, 2004 | By Donna Wentworth

Big Content Snubbed by Congress This Year

The public can sleep easier now that Congress has officially adjourned without passing any of the copyright lobby's biggest requests. Hollywood lost because it constantly asked for too much, rather than finding narrowly tailored solutions to specific problems. Big Content got greedy with bills like the Induce Act, asking the feds to pick up their legal tab, and trying to criminalize the activity of millions of Americans.

Kudos to groups like Public Knowledge, the librarians, the consumer electronics industry, Downhill Battle, the EFF supporters who used our Action Center, and so many others who fought the good fight. Let's hope this girds the spine of those who argue that Hollywood can't be resisted on Capitol Hill.


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