Monday, May 17, 2004

iPod - the next Blackberry in Congress?

Remember how addicted to their Blackberries Congress became? Now it seems as if iPods may be the next “It” gadget on The Hill:

Testifying at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the legislation he and Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., introduced last year, Doolittle gave a vigorous pitch for changes opposed by the two industry powerhouses — the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America.

“I paid for this,” Doolittle said, waving the iPod before the packed hearing room. “I bought the material I want to record on it. But I may be prevented from taking advantage of this handy device.”

That’s according to the SacBee. I don’t know which freaked the present RIAA observers out more — the presence of an iPod or a Republican voice against the DMCA. I’d love to know, though :) [a preponderance of evidence]

Rock the vote. Heh.

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