Anti-Copy Bill Slams Coders: “According to the CBDTPA (Consumer Broadband and Digital Promotion Act), any software with the ability to reproduce “copyrighted works” may not be sold in the United States after the Federal Communications Commission’s regulations take effect. Even programmers who distribute their code for free would be prohibited from releasing newer versions — unless the application included federally approved technology.”
Amazing. Simply amazing. Once again the government scares me when it comes to their ideas on technology laws. Here is more informaton on what Hollings’ bill would do. They also want to use this bill to sue manufacturers of MP3 players. Forget about fair use as established by copyright laws, which allows me to copy my own CDs for my own personal use. This pretty much would end that. I understand the issues of concern that one day no one will buy CDs, but there still needs to be fair use allowed. More links on both of the articles to other related articles.