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CBS Rejects Gateway Ad

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March 28, 2003

CBS has rejected a new television commercial produced by Gateway aimed at educating consumers about enjoying digital music while respecting copyright. The computer-maker had created the ad to accompany its new "RipBurnRespect" campaign.

"The entertainment industries have stressed the need for 'copyright education,' said Fred von Lohmann, EFF senior staff attorney, "yet they won't let a technology company pay for the privilege of delivering a balanced educational message about copyright. I guess they mean that only record labels and movie studios get to do the educating."

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