November 1, 2001

Whatever happened to fair use?

Author: JT Smith has a story about the fight between the customers and the record labels and how the proposed SSSCA fits in. "Sen. Ernest 'Fritz' Hollings, chairman of the Senate
Commerce committee, circulated a bill this fall that would
require manufacturers to build in copy protection on
consumer electronic devices and PCs. It would cover any
device capable of 'storing, retrieving, processing,
performing, transmitting, receiving or copying information
in digital form' -- a sweeping mandate that would cover
television sets, VCRs, personal-video recorders and camcorders."
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