Jackson concerned about legislation to throw file downloaders in jail

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PRNewswire just reported the following: [quote]Michael Jackson Expresses Concern over Congressional Legislation Making it a Felony to Download Music on the Internet Though He Would Benefit, King of Pop Sees a Better Way for Fans and Artists NEVERLAND RANCH, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire/ — Michael Jackson expressed concern over the “Authors, Consumer and Computer Owners Protection and Security Act of 2003 (ACCOPS Act) as introduced in the House of Representatives. The legislation, if passed, would make it a federal felony to download even one single copyrighted work, which includes music. Jackson said, “I am speechless about the idea of putting music fans in jail for downloading music. It is wrong to illegally download, but the answer cannot be jail.” Jackson called on artists, the music industry and consumers to find a solution together. Jackson said, “Here in America we create new opportunities out of adversity, not punitive laws and we should look to new technologies, like Apple’s new Music Store for solutions. This way innovation continues to be the hallmark of America. It is the fans that drive the success of the music business; I wish this would not be forgotten.”[/quote] :tack Source: [url=http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=SVBIZINK2.story&STORY=/www/story/07-21-2003/0001986008&EDATE=MON+Jul+21+2003,+04:24+PM]Silicon Vallery Biz Ink[/url] To leave your opinion on this issue, head over to the MJ NEWS forum. See the following topics: :lastd [url=http://forum.mjeol.com/index.php?s=9829c074f62edcb531c99cbb51629fc3&act=ST&f=3&t=6276]Michael Jackson Slams industry’s tactics[/url] :lastd [url=http://forum.mjeol.com/index.php?s=16b35b8571dec02d271cc99a22e3f080&act=ST&f=3&t=6302]Michael Jackson Slaps ACCOPS[/url] :lastd [url=http://forum.mjeol.com/index.php?act=ST&f=3&t=6297&s=16b35b8571dec02d271cc99a22e3f080]Michael Jackson says ‘beat it’ to House copyright legislation; calls Apple’s iTunes Music Store better ‘solution'[/url]

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