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Monday, November 22, 2004
You can pry away my VCR...
from my cold, dead hands!

Apparently our Congresscritters have thrown a provision into the proposed Intellectual Property Protection Act (don't you just love Newspeak?) that would prohibit private parties from skipping over commercials when they record a TV program.

Yes, that's right. They're coming for your TiVo. Then what's next--your VCR? Your CD burner? That microcassette recorder you use for classes?

It gets worse: They're also trying to ban the "share" feature on iTunes.

Please contact your representative here, and your senators here.

First in the series of Republican outrages of the week.

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