When it comes to copyright law, there are plenty of paid lobbyists etc who will defend the right of IP owners. But who can be trusted to defend the public interest? Grave concerns have been raised about this issue in
Quoting from the latter:
This is an election year, and if you want to be able to continue to use the internet without risking being accused of copying music, be able to move music onto your iPod from CD’s you own… We must stop this!