July 24, 2002

Could Hollywood hack your PC?

ZDNet has the story. "Congress is about to consider an entertainment industry proposal that would authorize copyright holders to disable PCs used for illicit file trading ...

Sponsored by Reps. Howard Berman, D-Calif., and Howard Coble, R-N.C., the measure would permit copyright holders to perform nearly unchecked electronic hacking if they have a 'reasonable basis' to believe that piracy is taking place. Berman and Coble plan to introduce the 10-page bill this week."

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