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Re: Copyright pre-registration requires Internet Explorer

On Aug 17, 2005, at 8:39 PM, Robert G. (Doc) Savage wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-08-17 at 20:03 -0500, Robert Citek wrote:
>> Does anyone have a problem with IE being the only browser used to  
>> pre-
>> register copyrighted material?
>>  From http://www.copyright.gov/fedreg/2005/70fr44878.html :
> Already more-than-adequately covered/discussed Monday on /.
> http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/08/15/1150229&tid=103&tid=1

Yes, it had been covered on slashdot, but, no, I don't think  
adequately.  While I found plenty of the typical slashdot comments, I  
found no information of what exactly were the issues that the  
Copyright office wanted addressed, to whom the comments should be  
sent, by when, and how.  While those items are buried in the official  
government RFC, they are not once mentioned nor answered in any post  
I read on slashdot (nor groklaw, nor FSF).  Not even the sample  
letter from the original poster addressed questions 2 and 4 that I  
wrote in my post.  Then again, there's the possibility that I over  
looked it.

Besides, repetition and redundancy and duplication are a good thing  
(RAID, anyone?).  Saying or writing something over and over again  
emphasizes its importance.  Furthermore, what's more important than  
people talking about it on slashdot or forums or mailing list is that  
people actually type a letter that answers the Copyright offices  
questions, print it out 5 times, sign it, and send it ASAP.

So, I urge everyone to type, print, and mail your comments to the  
Copyright office.

- Robert
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