"Without question, Red Hat strongly opposes the bill.
We believe it encroaches into the first amendment rights of
individuals. It could also have harmful effects on open source
software if the fundamental right to copy the software is
restricted. In addition, the bill's definition of digital
technology is far too broad and could be used to refer to almost
any digital technology.
The bill is being motivated by motion picture and television
studios that seek to end piracy of their movies and other forms of
entertainment. Curiously, these studios also happen to be among
Hollings' top campaign contributors, as noted by Newsforge reporter
Still in its draft stages, the bill is yet to be introduced to
Congress. Our hope is to stop this bill before that happens. But
even if the bill is stopped, there is danger that certain
provisions of the bill may resurface elsewhere, as rejected
elements of the former DMCA bill have resurfaced here."
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