September 8, 2006 | By Derek Slater

URGENT: Save Internet Fair Use, Stop S1RA

The Section 115 Reform Act ("S1RA") is back, and its provisions smashing Internet fair use are as bad as ever. As we wrote about in June, S1RA would sneak in some subtle, dangerous changes into copyright law. The bill implies that licenses from copyright holders are needed for every digital copy made in the transmission of digital media -- including cached copies on servers or on your hard drive, and even temporary copies in RAM.

It initially seemed like several members of Congress were committed to removing these elements of the bill, but, three months later, the bill is largely unchanged and coming up for a key vote in the House during the next two weeks.

Take action to stop S1RA - go to our action center and see if your Representative is on the relevant committee, and call him or her now. For an explanation of the bill's myriad problems, read this post.

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