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2002-03-23 01:26:13+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Wired has a rundown of the Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act, Tom Negrino has a letter he wrote to Dianne Feinstein, co-sponsor of the bill. /. links to various stories. Bill S.2048 hasn't yet shown up on Thomas, but there's a scanned version provided by Declan McCullagh's Politech.

I believe that it is very important that every one of you read this bill, and write to your senators telling them how you feel about this bill. Freedoms get eroded when citizens say "what can I do?" or think that the little encroachments don't matter..

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#Comment made: 2002-03-23 03:51:09+00 by: Dori

Dan said it already, but I want to stress it: write to your senator. What I was told once was that a letter was worth ten phone calls, a phone call was worth ten faxes, and a fax is worth ten emails. If you care enough to pay for postage, your opinions are taken more seriously.

So, put your thoughts down on paper, stick a stamp on it, and mail it off-- please!

#Comment made: 2002-03-23 04:02:40+00 by: meuon

What a load of dreck.. Don't forget your House Rep as well as your senator.

#Comment made: 2002-03-23 10:45:06+00 by: pharm

I've been told that in the UK at least, a (neatly!) handwritten letter is worth more than a printed wordprocessed one. So long as its not written in green ink of course...

Since no doubt this kind of stuff will get exported to the EU / UK in due course, you'd all be doing us a favour by opposing it now.