Copyright treaty draws tech industry criticism

An online culture built around user-generated content on Web sites like YouTube and MySpace would be imperiled by a new treaty, public interest groups and some technology companies said Tuesday.

A loose coalition of 35 companies and organizations, which are often at odds with each other on other topics, joined together to sign a statement of opposition (click for PDF), which was distributed at the two-hour event. The signatories included Dell, Hewlett Packard, Intel, AT&T, Verizon Communications, Sony, and TiVo, as well as the American Library Association, the Broadband Service Providers Association, the Home Recording Rights Coalition, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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