Subject: Re: Now it's CBDTPA
To: Richard Rauch <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/26/2002 21:13:15
In message <>, Richard Rau
ch writes:
>From reading the articles and some
>of the quotes attributed to IP law professors, it could impact NetBSD.

One of the more amusing aspects of the law is that it mandates use of 
open source to implement this nonsense.  (Note:  although statutes are 
not always light reading, this one isn't bad as such things go.  If 
you're curious -- in some ways, this is a considerable improvement over 
the original draft, which Ron Rivest rightly dubbed the "Digital Rectal 
Thermometer Protection Act" -- you can find the full text at -- the bill number is S.2048, and entering it 
will retrieve the text in HTML.)

		--Steve Bellovin,
		Full text of "Firewalls" book now at