Music/Tech Industry Reach Digital Rights Agreement

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 15, 2003

Yesterday afternoon, the Recording Industry Association of America announced via this press release that “key members of the recording and technology industries” had reached an agreement on a set of principles as the foundation for their joint anti-piracy and copyright protection lobbying efforts in the 108th Congress. The agreement is a result of efforts by three organizations: RIAA, the Business Software Alliance, and the Computer Systems Policy Project, whose participants include all the major industry players – Microsoft, Dell, Apple, HP, and Adobe, among others.
The agreement titled, Technology and Record Company Principles, available in PDF, is a one page document comprising seven statements of principle. The Consumer Electronics Associations and the Computer and Communications Industry Association did not participate in this agreement, nor did the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), which issued this press release.

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