You can put Rep. Rick Boucher (a Virginia Democrat) on the short list of politicians in Washington, DC that aren’t wastes of skin. He’s writing a bill that will override the anti-circumvention statutes in the DMCA so that people can make copies of copyrighted media for personal use. Of course the majority of his colleagues will probably shoot down the idea with extreme prejudice as they stuff campaign dollars into their pockets, courtesy of the big media conglomerates. At least we know that there’s somebody out there who isn’t just an honorary member of the legislative wing of the RIAA or MPAA.