Monday, October 20, 2003

P2P battle brews in D.C.

One more relevant p2p/copyright link for the night - ZDNet News: P2P battle brews in D.C.

Basically, a draft of a bill would, if passed, would require warnings regarding security and privacy risks, and ot just for peer-to-peer or oter subset of programs: for virtually all software offered for download (if it sends data to your computer, it's covered). Penalties are steep. This type of move could potentially restrict the circulation of a huge number of programs. Going overboard? McCullagh fingers the MPAA as the potential impetus behind this legislation.

I've got other things to do and not as much time as I would like for more analysis, but this really concerns me. The article's areally good, as well: definitely wirth the read.

- posted by laurie @ 10/20/2003 07:55:00 PM
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