Tuesday , September 29 2020

Sense in Colorado

We mentioned yesterday that some states are working on copyright laws even more restrictive the the DMCA. Fortunately, Colorado’s was vetoed by the governor:

    “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. [EFF]

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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