|FROM ||Ruben I Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [hangout] Re: [wwwac] New Biden amendment to make bypassing DRM a felony
It's already a felony under the DMCA
On 2002.07.29 10:26 Tom Simpson wrote:
> From http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1107-946890.html -
> "It is possible, for example, that the bill allows criminal prosecutions as
> well as private suits against anyone who uses a black Magic Marker to
> disable copy protection features built into some recent music CDs," Baker
> says. "At $25,000 a CD, that could be a very expensive experiment."
> In a bill that is expected to pass, Joseph Biden introduced an amendment
> that makes circumventing any DRM a felony punishable by 5 years jail time &
> $25,000 per offence! Call your congressman!
> Tom Simpson
> "It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved."
> -Niccolo Machiavelli
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