Wired.com: Anti-Copy Bill Hits D.C.
Mar 22, 2002, 17:30 (52 Talkback[s])
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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..."