Personal Technology Freedom Coalition Created
Industry, Academic, Public Interest Groups Support Bill To Improve Consumer Rights and Protect Technological Innovation
A broad group of organizations and companies representing diverse sectors of the U.S. economy has come together to form a new organization, the Personal Technology Freedom Coalition.
With members ranging from the telephone industry to high-tech firms, libraries, universities and the public-interest sector, the Coalition is committed to repairing recent damage dealt to the Founders' original commitment to balanced copyright protection. Specifically, the Coalition will press for consumer protections in the use of digital music and movies, including working to ensure that consumers can legally use and have access to digital content they have purchased.
The group supports the right of inventors to improve upon technologies already on the market, in particular the right of researchers to protect the nation from the threat of cyber terror. Members also support parents