Proving once again that politicians don't understand technology, Dean Del Mastro, the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, stood up in Parliament this week to denounce anyone who'd dare rip a CD to MP3. From Boing Boing:
“It’s like going to a clothing store and buying a pair of socks and going back and saying by the way it wasn’t socks that I needed, what i really wanted was shoes. So I’m just going take these, I’m gonna format shift from socks to shoes and I’m not gonna pay anything because it was all for my feet,” he says.
And these are the people who are entrusted with copyright reform?