March 22, 2002

Hollings changes SSSCA to CBDTPA ... whew

Wired: "Hollings and the five senators who joined him want to embed copy-protection controls in all PCs and consumer electronic devices. Devices manufactured before the law takes effect can be resold legally.

Once known as the Security Systems Standards and Certification Act, the newly named CBDTPA says that all "digital media devices" sold in the United States or shipped across state lines must include copy-protection mechanisms to be defined by the Federal Communications Commission."


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