Did the Library of Congress forget the United States v. Microsoft
If you have a desire to start a weight loss program, may I suggest going back to the Microsoft anti-trust case and start reading some of those documents and court testimony. I would guess that doing so would allow you to self-induce something close to clinical depression. Anyway, you're sure to lose your appetitie.
Americans must have short memories considering how soon we forget things like the anti-trust trial. I seem to recall that the scope of that action centered around Netscape's Browser and Microsoft's Internet Explorer. So, today when I read the LOC's question regarding the exclusivity of using Microsoft's Internet Explorer I seemed baffled.
So, here is an excerpt I find difficult to believe:
In addition to the absurd request, the LOC wants us to mail an original and five copies or use a commercial service to deliver the same to a Congressional Courier Acceptance Site. We can't use an overnight delivery service such as Fedex. In you don't understand what this means, I'll explain. It costs a lot of money and if you just mail it, it will get lost in the mail room. How do I know this? I once worked for the Registrar of Copyrights while in college.
I have no intention of mailing my comments or using a ridiculously expensive delivery service. I plan on discussing this with my Congressman's office. You see, I want some explanation as to how the Library of Congress could by-pass the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team recommendation to use browsers other than Microsoft's Internet Explorer because Internet Explorer presents a national security risk. http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/713878.
Just in case you would like to take a look at the NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING, simply click your Firefox browser on http://www.copyright.gov/fedreg/2005/70fr44878.html and read. You may want to scratch your head, smoke a cigarette, drink some bootlegged whiskey and buy a nickle candy bar while you're at it.
Here's looking at you kid!
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