Rep. Boucher "Gets It"

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Derrick Story

Derrick Story
Nov. 07, 2001 08:27 AM

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Congressman Rick Boucher serves Virginia's Ninth Congressional District, but Tuesday morning at O'Reilly's P2P conference, he demonstrated that he can be a friend to emerging technology too.

After taking some time to describe the legal climate surrounding file sharing and copyright protection on Capitol Hill, he explained his initiative, MOCA, designed to improve the delivery of music over the Internet.

Rep. Boucher asked for help from the technology community to educate other politicians on the Hill, so that when his initiatives hit the floor, they will be better received by members of Congress.

His recommended method of communication --email.

If you want to see photos of Rep. Boucher speaking, take a look at our Wednesday Photos page.

Derrick Story is the author of The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers, The Digital Photography Companion, and Digital Photography Hacks, and coauthor of iPhoto: The Missing Manual, with David Pogue. You can follow him on Twitter or visit