Rep. Boucher of Virginia was the first to introduce a tech-related bill in the 108th Congress. The bill, called the Digital Media Consumers’ Rights Act (H.R. 107), is a twin to H.R. 5544, which he introduced on October 3, 2002. See my previous posting for a section-by-section description of H.R. 5544. H.R. 107 amends sections of the DMCA by allowing consumers to exercise fair use in the creation of duplicate copies of digital media that they have purchased.
The Home Recording Rights Coalition supports the new bill, and announced a January 11 press conference where the featured speaker will be Rep. Boucher.