__/ On Monday 29 August 2005 02:00, [Proteus] wrote : \__
> On Sun, 28 Aug 2005 19:54:49 -0500, Proteus wrote:
>> I read in my local paper today an article stating that the Copyright
>> Office at the Library of Congress is allowing online copyright
>> registration, but doing so will require using MS Internet Explorer, you
>> will not be able to do so with any other browser.
> (I just emailed this note to them, should any want to use my email as a
> template, feel free to copy, paste, edit to use when you contact them):
> I read today in a local newspaper article that you will be allowing online
> registration, but that that will require using *only* Microsoft's Internet
> Explorer brower.
> I am very disappointed in this. That only continued to strengthen
> Microsoft's monopoly on software. Also, I and many millions (yes millions)
> of people do not use Microsoft Windows nor MS Internet Explorer; we use
> alternatives such as alternate operating systems (Linux) and alternate
> browsers (like Mozilla, Firefox, etc),
> There is no reason you could not make online registration work with a
> common set of browsers.
> Very disappointed in my government.
Just posted another one (thanks for the template) even though I am not
American. Either way, the form says nothing about country of residence and
I think that by having the US government harbour MSIE-only sites it
encourages and sets precedence for others to follow.
There was a recent mentioning in Slashdot about the Copyrights Office (or
whatever the copyrights body is called) asking the public about their
sentiments regarding an MSIE-only site.