Boucher on tech legislation’s Declan McCullagh interviews Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va) about copy protection, the DMCA and Digital Media Consumers’ Rights Act and regulating VOIP: The Hill’s property rights showdown:

Our intellectual-property laws have always been intentionally porous, and the porous nature of those laws, accommodating, for example, the Fair Use Doctrine, has enabled the society to have a right to use intellectual property in certain circumstances without having to obtain the permission in advance of the owner of the copyright.