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Friday, January 24, 2003

Yesterday the Alliance for Digital Progress was launched by a wide consortium of tech companies, including Microsoft, Intel, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and Apple. The alliance is specifically designed to oppose Fritz Hollings' CBDTPA, which has not yet been reintroduced in the new session of Congress, or to gather tech muscle and money to neutralize Hollywood muscle and money on technology and copyright issues. (However, its online statements suggest that it's more interested in keeping government out of the solution than assuring a solution maximallly friendly to consumers and digital freedom.) The ADP website contains a good deal of research and a web form for sending a message to one's Congressional delegation. More coverage.