Subject: Re: new expanded DMCA-like law
To: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
From: Rick Kelly <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/10/2001 14:21:30
Steven M. Bellovin said:
>Definitions in laws don't always match our intuitive understanding --
>here's the actual text:
> (3) Interactive digital device -- The term "interactive digital
> device" means "any machine, device, product, software, or
> technology, whether or not included with or as part of some other
> machine, device, product, software, or technology, that is
> designed, marketed or used for the primary purpose of, and that is
> capable of, storing, retrieving, processing, performing,
> transmitting, receiving, or copying information in digital form."
>As best I can tell, that includes all PCs.
And would also include anything from an IBM mainframe down to a Sun
workstation. Operating system software would have to cooperate with
the hardware, so there would have to be a certification process.
Rick Kelly email@example.com www.rmkhome.com