"Governor Owens, in vetoing the Colorado super-DMCA bill, recognized that these bills are bad for innovation, bad for competition, and bad for consumers," said Fred von Lohmann, senior staff attorney with the nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation. "These MPAA-sponsored bills represent the worst kind of special interest legislation, sacrificing the public interest in favor of the self-serving interests of one industry."

Governor Owens today vetoed the Colorado version of the "super-DMCA," a piece of state legislation being pressed by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) in state legislatures around the country. A wide variety of groups, including grassroots activists, civil liberties organizations and electronics manufacturers and retailers have rallied to oppose these measures around the country. For more on the status of these bills around the country, visit EFF's super-DMCA resources page.