Agreement Could Be Better, Say Consumer Groups

A number of consumer organizations and digital rights groups are complaining that yesterday’s landmark agreement between the recording industry and the computer industry concerning copyright protection and digital piracy doesn’t go nearly far enough in protecting the rights of consumers to do what they wish with content they have legally purchased. The activists hope that Congress will press forward with the Digital Media Consumers Rights Act, proposed last year, but the new agreement was struck with the understanding that Congress would agree to keep government out of the issue.