Wired News reports on a

  • Wired News reports on a new copyright bill that would require copyright protection controls in almost every piece of electronic equipment and create new felony penalties with fines up to $500,000 for distributing content with altered or removed copyright controls. I don’t have time to comment on this except to say that it is evil. It represents a nearly unprecendented full-frontal attack on basic fair use rights and necessary ability to manipulate and reconfigure intellectual property beyond just being a mindless consumer. The sponsor of the bill is Sen. Fritz Hollings of South Carolina. His e-mail is available at this link.

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