Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Start the Resolution without Me

In 2008, according to "Foul Play? CCIA Contends Companies Mislead Consumers About Fair Use," the Computer and Communications Industry Association and their Defend Fair Use arm plan to pursue their FTC complaint about copyright warning notices that could be considered a form of deceptive labeling by omitting mentions of possible fair uses of copied media. Based on America's experiences with the tobacco and entertainment industries, I'm not sure that labeling laws have much of an impact on effecting cultural change. Other forms of regulation that target social practices that are situated in lifestyle decisions or the architectures of public spaces often are better ways to communicate messages about rights and responsibilities.

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