Subject: RE: new expanded DMCA-like law
To: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Lawler Christiansen \(NT\) <DAVIDCHR@windows.microsoft.com>
Date: 09/10/2001 13:29:00
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steven M. Bellovin [mailto:email@example.com]=20
> >Note the use of the word "device".
> Definitions in laws don't always match our intuitive understanding --=20
> 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=20
> some other
> machine, device, product, software, or technology, that is
> designed, marketed or used for the primary purpose of,=20
> and that is
> capable of, storing, retrieving, processing, performing,
> transmitting, receiving, or copying information in=20
> digital form."
> As best I can tell, that includes all PCs.
Ouch. I stand corrected then.