Subject: Re: new expanded DMCA-like law
To: Wolfgang Rupprecht <wolfgang+gnus20010908T143303@wsrcc.com>
From: Ian Cooper <ian@WPI.EDU>
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.