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Wired.com: Anti-Copy Bill Hits D.C.

Mar 22, 2002, 17:30 (52 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Declan McCullagh)

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"The bill, called the Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act (CBDTPA), prohibits the sale or distribution of nearly any kind of electronic device--unless that device includes copy-protection standards to be set by the federal government.

"Translation: Future MP3 players, PCs and handheld computers will no longer let you make all the copies you want.

"'A lack of security has enabled significant copyright piracy, which drains America's content industries to the tune of billions of dollars every year,' Hollings, the powerful chairman of the Senate Commerce committee, said in a statement on Thursday..."

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