Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> __/ 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.
You are all too late. The 'consultation' period expired last Friday, and to have
your opinion even read, you needed to send an origial and five (yes five) copies