The (insert adjective here) recording and entertainment lobbies have sneakily maneuvered to have language inserted in
Section 115 Reform Act (SIRA)
, which is being considered by the House Judiciary Committee, that will destroy fair use as we know it. The language is vague but it appears to require licenses from copyright holders for "every digital copy made in the transmission of digital media—including cached copies on servers or on your hard drive, and even temporary copies in RAM," according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
What can you do to prevent this? Call your Congressman today! The vote takes place on Wednesday.
Go to the EFF's Deep Links for a sample script. And while you're at it, join the EFF, because we'd have never even have heard about this if not for those vigilant watchdogs for fair use.