June 18, 2002

John Ensign

A few months ago I sent a boilerplate fax to Congress expressing concern about the CBDTPA. Yesterday I got a boilerplate response from one of my own Senators, John Ensign (R-NV), who, it turns out, is a member of the Senate Commerce Committee that is considering the CBDTPA. In this letter (if he actually wrote it) he’s in true politician form, waffling around without taking a clear stand. But phrases such as “aggressively protect copyrighted works” and quoted stats on how piracy is harmful to the economy seem to suggest that he’s on the side of the industry here, and not much of a fan of fair use.

I didn’t vote for John Ensign in 2000.

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