Monthly Archives: April 2006

Key Lawmaker Floats DMCA Expansion

This post is related to another I posted today about a conference on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). I intended to cover both in one post, but there was too much ground to cover so I broke it into two. Congressman Lamar Alexander (R-TX), Chairman of the powerful Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property [...]

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Computing Community Expresses Concern Over House Budget

With the House of Representatives poised to pass its version of the budget for next fiscal year, USACM joined the computing research community and several IT companies expressing our concern that it does not reflect full funding for the President’s American Competitiveness Initiative (ACI). As readers may remember the ACI provides about a nine percent [...]

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USACM Calls On Congress to Protect Patients Privacy Rights

Last week, USACM joined a diverse collection of consumer, privacy, technology, and other groups calling on Congress to ensure that patient privacy rights are part of any federal health information technology legislation. Policy issues associated with health information technology usage are clearly a growing area of interest for policy makers with initatives from both President [...]

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Computerworld: Cali. Registration Database Rejecting Voters

Friday’s Computerworld has an interesting article about problems with the new California statewide voter registration database. According to the report, in the past three months about 43 percent of voter registration forms in Los Angeles County were rejected. Alademda County’s rejection rate was about 10 percent. Although the article is a little vague, the likely [...]

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ACM Washington Update, Vol. 10.3 (April 4, 2006)

April’s newsletter didn’t get posted to the web, sorry for the delay. CONTENTS [1] Newsletter Highlights [2] USACM Adds a Balanced Voice to the Copyright Wars [3] Mixed Bag Data Security Legislation Inches Forward, USACM Comments on Proposal [4] Proponents of “Net Neutrality” Express Concern Over New Legislation [5] Senate Increases Funding for Basic Research, [...]

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