Subject: Re: new expanded DMCA-like law
To: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
From: Ian Cooper <ian@WPI.EDU>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/08/2001 20:04:08
> A new DMCA-like law is being readied in congress.  This one would
> mandate that all computers include music-industry approved secure
> non-copyable storage system.  $500k/5year penalties for noncompliance.

Anyone with half a brain can see that these laws will be unenforcable
concerning individuals.  Take a look at the mass-email laws.  Have they
at all noticably reduce the amount of spam that we get?

> It doesn't look like these congressional turkeys have though about the
> open-source implications of this.

Certainly not.

Ian Cooper