(note to mods, not sure if this belongs in tech or politics so please move if this is in the wrong place)
This is really interesting. Hollywood and RIAA, which support draconian/protectionist copyright law, have a lot of influence with the Democrat positions. The tech world, which is mostly young people, is really impressed by the Republican alternative proposed in the memo. I also happen think adoption these positions are a great way to get young people into the Republican party. (Of course, I also agree with the proposals, and think that the current US legal stance on copyright law isn't conservative at all).
Just wanted to point out a way we can apply conservative principles (move to the right) on an issue and pick up new voters in under-represented demographics.
Unfortunately, the memo was retracted by the authors a few days later under pressure from lobbyists...