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Re: No decision from the Appeals court


From: Austin, Darrel
Date: Sep 30, 2004 9:02AM

> If we can prevent the nightmare that is copyright law in the U.S.
> (see the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Honorable Senator from
> Disney, and the new Induce Act) from spreading to web design

No need to worry about that. Our new oppressive copyright legislation is
based on heavy-handed corporate influence. They are interested in Money. I
doubt they have much interest in actually catering to consumers, which is
what accessibility is all about. ;o)

BTW, do call your senators regarding the Induce Act. A very frightening
piece of legislature. And if you live in UT, for the love of mankind, please
help get rid of Orrin Hatch.

Regarding this whole gov-regulated accessibility, I'm not sure if the debate
is really going to get us anywhere. I'd suggest that we just proselytize the
benefits (in the cotext of 'good business') so it spreads prior to the
government getting their hands into the batter too deep.