D.C. showdown looms over file swapping
“[…] Technology companies and the record industry are nearing a last-minute showdown on Capitol Hill over a controversial bill [the Induce Act, S. 2560] aimed at quelling file swapping.
[…] A round of negotiations between the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and technology organizations closed this week without reaching compromise, according to people familiar with the talks. Hatch’s Judiciary committee was scheduled to vote on a version of the legislation Thursday, but adjourned without taking up the bill. The issue is now most likely to be taken up when Congress returns for a short session in November, participants in the negotiations said […]”