2004-07-09

Introducing Hatch's Hit List

Ernest Miller has gotten Hatch's Hit List underway over at The Importance of. He's compiling a list of "nascent technology that can be quashed by the INDUCE/IICA Act." [via furdlog]

jun 22, 04: Induce Act
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) plans to introduce The INDUCE (IICA) Act ("The Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act") [pdf] granting copyright owners a cause of action against those who aid, abet or counsel others to infringe copyright. Professor Jessica Litman says that 'that under the Induce Act, products like ReplayTV, peer-to-peer networks and even the VCR could be outlawed because they can potentially be used to infringe copyrights. [c-net]

I believe it's possible that some of the following poducts could be used to violate copyrights and exploit children: silly putty, iPods, usb radio, replaytv, vcr, wifi, digital cameras and the shift key. [legislative links via Professor Susan Crawford for the links]

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