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Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Congressmen criticize RIAA subpoenas

David Becker, Congressional leaders promise action on tech, CNEt News, Jan. 10, 2004, reports on criticisms of RIAA made by Sen. John Sununu (R-NH) and Sen. Joe Barton (R-TX) at a panel of the recent Consumer Electronics Show. Sununu described the RIAA subpoenas as "heavy-handed" and "not what the DMCA was intended to do." Barton was paraphrased as remarking that content providers "need to come up with business models that accomodate modern technology and attitudes," rather than alienating a whole generation of customers. (Source: Boing Boing Blog)