Diane Feinstein Still an Idiot — Only Three Weeks Later
So why does it take Diane Feinstein three weeks to send me the exact word for word identical form letter that she sent Boing Boing on the broadcast flag?
Roughly three weeks ago on June 25, 2005 I fired off an email to Diane Feinstein who unfortunately represents me in the United States Senate. My email was in reaction to a what Boing Boing called “disingenuous ” note that she had sent out that Boing Boing and Chris Lanier had posted on regarding her support for the Broadcast Flag. I posted on it here.
Of course we should all keep in mind that the TV and Broadcast industry is the fourth largest donor by industry to her campaign.
So I never heard back from Diane until today I received an email back as follows:
“Dear Mr. Hawk:
Thank you for writing to me about the digital broadcast
flag. I appreciate hearing from you.
I feel strongly that we must prevent the theft of copyrighted
works, and that includes digital television (DTV) programming.
As we move forward in the digital age, it is increasingly easy for
unauthorized copies of copyrighted works to be made and illegally
distributed. Over-the-air digital content is the easiest to pirate.
As we contemplate the use of new technologies to protect
copyrighted works, we must pay careful attention to ensure that a
balance is struck between competitive protections and individual
consumer interests. It is important to allow for the continued fair
use of copyrighted material, even while we seek to stop
unauthorized reproductions from being illegally distributed outside
the home and over the Internet.
Again, thank you for writing. Please know that as the
Senate considers legislation of the broadcast flag, I will be sure to
keep your views in mind. If you should have any questions, please
feel free to contact my Washington, DC staff at (202) 224-3841.
United States Senator”
So the crazy thing is, why does it take Diane Feinstein THREE weeks to email me the same crappy form letter that she sent to Boing Boing? It’s not like anybody put any thought into my response. It’s the identical letter word for word. Are the three weeks put there to make me feel like I’m getting an actual real thought out response? Does it just take her computer system three weeks to send out emails? Has Feinstein’s staff done studies and found that a response after two days is not well regarded as people might need to feel that their problems took more time to address. Pretty lame and BS if you ask me. So Diane Feinstein is still an idiot for supporting a brodcast flag even though, yes, it’s three weeks later.