National Journal questions the increase in copyright protections as opposed to "fundamental rights as freedom of speech and of the press." The report looks at copyright practices in other countries, and finds that some of them are even more stringent than in the U.S.A. The story also examines how companies - mostly in the software business - use technology to prevent illegal activity, and to protect their products from copying. The article voices the concerns of library associations, which find that there is a gap between the price of the information and most users' ability to pay.
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