Monday, April 24, 2006

DMCA II: Copyright Law Gets Ridiculous

If I'm not mistakened, importing a CD into iTunes for use on an iPod will now be punishable by up to 10 years in prison. In fact, merely having iTunes installed on your computer is a felony, as it an "anticircumvention tool."

Did I mention that the rest of the world is laughing at us?

Congress readies broad new digital copyright bill | CNET News.com:
"For the last few years, a coalition of technology companies, academics and computer programmers has been trying to persuade Congress to scale back the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Now Congress is preparing to do precisely the opposite. A proposed copyright law seen by CNET News.com would expand the DMCA's restrictions on software that can bypass copy protections and grant federal police more wiretapping and enforcement powers."


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