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Wednesday, July 24, 2002

Computers - Opinion

Could Hollywood Hack Your PC?

This is so wrong in so many ways that I barely know where to start.

1. Corporations acting as their own vigilante law enforcement

2. Little governmental oversight or control

3. Difficult appeals basically say "too bad" to innocents who might wrongly have their data destroyed

4. Destruction of both physical and intellectual property

5. Interactions between Federal DA and corporations performed in secret

A law such as the one purposed would be like allowing the power company to systematically destroy your home appliances because they were not on some approved list, decided by them, of course.

Once again, instead of attempting to create the next generation of copyright law, corporations and bureaucrats are simply attempting to quash digital technology. The focus needs to be on creating a fair system for compensation and protection of copyright, not burying their head in the sand and pretending that bills such as this one will make the problem go away.


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