Monday, October 25, 2004

INDUCE is dead ?

A few months back, I had mentioned an abomination known as the INDUCE Act, that would generalize wildly the class of actions that could be construed as copyright infringement (e.g. making a device that could be used for copyright infringement). It is worth pointing out here that the software industry (one of the largest holder of copyrights) was against this bill.

Congress (or more specifically Orrin Hatch) was trying to get this bill passed, and apparently it appears to be DOA at least for this term. Read more about it in this engadget interview with Wendy Seltzer, an attorney with the EFF.

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