Letter to the FTC 539814-00408

This is a copy of my comments to the Federal Trade Commission, who are asking for comments on DRM technologies for a Town Hall Meeting in March. As you are doubtless aware, the Copyright Act of 1976 codifies the First-Sale Doctrine. This states that a purchaser of a copyright work has the legal right to sell or give away the copy, once it has been obtained–so long as no additional copies have been made.

1 + 1 = stupid

The FBI is investigating the terrorists’ use of stolen credit cards and other ID to hide their trail, thanks to inadequate privacy protection. The FTC has abandoned plans to improve privacy protection, citing the 9/11 attacks as the reason.