Monday, April 24, 2006

The Continuing War on Media Consumers

The DMCA may be about to get stronger. A frightening proposal would outlaw all software and hardware that could be used to bypass encryption. This would potentially outlaw everything from the general purpose computer to pencil and paper or even reading glasses, depending on the encryption in question.

And if buying the politicians by some miracle doesn't work, there are armies of sleazy lawyers willing to proceed with sketchy lawsuits intended to force settlement. Even if the accused file-sharers don't own a computer.

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