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Showing media corporations who's boss

A News.com reader writes that until consumers start showing they mean business by refusing to hand over their hard-earned money, they'll get exactly what they pay for.

     

      
    Showing media corporations who's boss

    In response to the Jan. 29 column by Rep. Rick Boucher, "Time to rewrite the DMCA":

    I'm not amused anymore when I read about the big bad media companies, and how they're out to foil our "fair use" of copyrighted material. This could have been nipped in the bud long ago if consumers would have simply empowered themselves with the one tool that has, in my opinion, the best chance of making a difference: their own money.

    Until consumers stop their whining and start showing they mean business by refusing to hand over their hard-earned money, they'll get exactly what they (continue to) pay for.

    So you'll miss the latest release from the Backstreet Boys? Is it really that important when you consider how these companies continue to take advantage of their customers? Not in my book. C'mon--exercise a little discipline, and let the market work.

    Tom Jorgenson
    Denver, Colo.

     

     

        
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