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November 12, 2002

JAY CARUSO WONDERS if Nancy Pelosi's celebrated closeness to Jack Valenti and the entertainment industry will lead the GOP to stand up for consumer rights in digital entertainment. He concludes:

The GOP should take note of this. They could easily make a case for the 'little guy' in the fight for fair use. Let them make Democrats on national television defend practices that have sent others to jail. Ask them if they want consumers to have to purchase two copies of the same CD so they can listen to it on a stereo and a computer. Ask them if they want a CD crashing their PC.

It's an issue the GOP could easily win.

I agree, of course.