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Fri Jul 8 22:00:42 PDT 2005

> This Senator could use some education.

Actually, the Senator's "legislative correspondent" could use some
education. I was an LC for a Senator once upon a time -- if you want the
Senator to pay attention, get 100 letters delivered on this topic. Then it
might get graduated up to the "legislative assistant", who might mention
to the Senator in the weekly "mail roundup". :-)


On Thu, 11 Oct 2001, Henry Schwan wrote:

> This Senator is confused and needs some education.  And that last sentence
> might as well say:  If this measure is brought before the Senate, please
> know that I will keep your views in mind as I vote to strip away the rest
> of your rights.
> On Thu, 11 Oct 2001, D.C. Wornock wrote:
> > I received the following letter from my senator.
> >
> > Dear Mr. Wornock: Thank you for sharing your concerns about the
> > conviction of Dmitry Sklyarov and copyright protection laws. I am glad
> > that you contacted me.
> >
> > On July 15,2001, Dmitry Sklyarov was arrested by the Federal Bureau of
> > Investigation for violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
> > Apparently, he developed and presented a computer program at a Las
> > Vegas convention that exposed flaws in the Adobe eBook Reader
> > copyright control system. The computer code written by Mr. Sklyarov
> > was legal in Russia, but authorities contend that his software removes
> > important security features that could lead to copyright infringement.
> > I understand your frustration with Mr. Sklyarov's arrest; however the
> > matter of his guilt is for a court to decide. Please know that I will
> > monitor this situation, so that the enforcement of our nation's laws
> > do not violate personal freedoms enjoyed by our citizens.
> >
> > Finally, regarding your opposition to copyright protection
> > legislation, United States Senator Ernest Hollings (SC) is currently
> > developing a bill that would protect intellectual property from
> > pirating on the Internet. If this measure is brought before the
> > Senate, please know that I will keep your views in mind.
> >
> > Tim Hutchinson United States Senator
> >
> >


Henry Schwan
Electronic Frontier Foundation
(415)436-9333 x114
(415)436-9993 (fax)
owlswan at

"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of freedoms
of the people by gradual and silent encroachment of those in power
than by violent and sudden usurpations."
		-- James Madison -- Founding Father, US President

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