October 24, 2001

PC industry girds for copy-protection fight

Author: JT Smith

eeTimes: "The Hollings bill is "an unwarranted intrusion by the government into the marketplace" that would mean
a "snap-shot approach" to digital rights management, added Ken Kay, executive director of the
Computer Systems Policy Project, a PC industry group based here. "It will freeze technologies in place."

The motion-picture industry, led by the Disney and Fox studios, backs the legislation. "This is the best way to protect America's
valuable creative works, which in turn will expand broadband access and Internet use," said Jack Valenti, president of the Motion
Picture Association of America."

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